Question: Is It Safe To Go On Vacation When You Have Angina? Should I Consult My Physician When I Plan On Going On Vacations?
Answer: Well, travel, exercise, vacations are generally safe for all of our patients including those with coronary artery disease.
But it is a good idea to consult your physician.
Vacation travel can sometimes lead to unexpected stresses including; carrying baggage, walking long distances, high altitudes, or even mental stress, each of which can make your disease symptoms worse or even cause a health crisis.
So it's important to work with your physician and understand whether any of the travel you're planning is above and beyond what you do in your day-to-day activities. Talking to your doctor in advance will also help you understand what signs and symptoms to look for, what warning signs to be aware of, and what to do in case you do get in trouble.