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Can I fly if I have pericarditis?
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Dr. Louis Grenzer
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Yes
Assuming that you mean in an airplane, (jk) whether you can fly depends on whether the pericarditis is stable.
If you had developed a large pericardial effusion, (fluid around the heart) for instance, you might not be stable to fly or even to leave a hospital. But if you just have benign pericarditis with a little chest pain, you could be stable.

In brief: Yes
Assuming that you mean in an airplane, (jk) whether you can fly depends on whether the pericarditis is stable.
If you had developed a large pericardial effusion, (fluid around the heart) for instance, you might not be stable to fly or even to leave a hospital. But if you just have benign pericarditis with a little chest pain, you could be stable.
Dr. Louis Grenzer
Dr. Louis Grenzer
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In brief: As passenger
Preferably after diagnosis, and treatment.

In brief: As passenger
Preferably after diagnosis, and treatment.
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