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Is heart failure an obstacle to air travel? [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2021; 25(1): 10-12 | DOI: 10.5152/AnatolJCardiol.2021.S105

Is heart failure an obstacle to air travel?

Güliz Erdem
Department of Cardiology, İstanbul Kent University; İstanbul-Turkey

Rapid increasing trend in air travel brings necessity of urgent approach to health situations such as heart failure (HF). The prevalence of HF was projected to be more than 8 million patients ≥18 years of age in 2030; Main factors that contribute to physiological changes to cardiovascular system during a flight are changes in cabin pressure, humidity, stress, prolonged mobility. Identifying patients at risk of pre/post and during air travel along with adequate care by physicians and crew would help in better outcomes and comfortable travel for patients with HF.

Keywords: air travel, heart failure, flight

Güliz Erdem. Is heart failure an obstacle to air travel?. Anatol J Cardiol. 2021; 25(1): 10-12

Corresponding Author: Güliz Erdem, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English

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