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Is it okay to fly if you are pregnant and have a minor heart murmur?

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Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Anesthesiology

In brief: Most probably yes

90% pregnant women have a soft systolic murmurs without any consequences.
Now, if the murmur is diastolic type, the recommendation is to investigate with 2d echocardiogram to r/o disease.

In brief: Most probably yes

90% pregnant women have a soft systolic murmurs without any consequences.
Now, if the murmur is diastolic type, the recommendation is to investigate with 2d echocardiogram to r/o disease.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Dr. Barton Cook
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Probably

If your OB physician says you can fly at this point in your pregnancy, minor cardiac abnormalities should not prevent you from flying.
It is easier to give a firm answer if you know what your murmur is from. Have you been told anything specific?

In brief: Probably

If your OB physician says you can fly at this point in your pregnancy, minor cardiac abnormalities should not prevent you from flying.
It is easier to give a firm answer if you know what your murmur is from. Have you been told anything specific?
Dr. Barton Cook
Dr. Barton Cook
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