When Is It Safe To Take A Plane After I Have Had A Heart Attack?

Question: When Is It Safe To Take A Plane After I Have Had A Heart Attack?

Answer: After a heart attack, it would generally be safe to fly in an airplane in a two to four week period afterward. But it would depend a little bit about how quickly you'd recovered.

Certainly, you want to make sure that all the heart blockages had been fixed or stented if they needed to.

And so it's important to ask your doctor that question of whether things are really stabilized.

But if they are, and you've regained your strength within a two to four week period, it certainly would be reasonable to be able to fly.

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