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The Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
Can a patient with pulmonary hypertension travel safely by plane? [Anatol J Cardiol]
Anatol J Cardiol. 2021; 25(1): 29-30 | DOI: 10.5152/AnatolJCardiol.2021.S111

Can a patient with pulmonary hypertension travel safely by plane?

Berkay Ekici
Department of Cardiology and Aeromedical Centre, Faculty of Medicine, Ufuk University; Ankara-Turkey

Air travel is known as the safest way of transportation. Therefore, patients with health problems prefer to travel by air; however, those with heart or lung issues, who do not have any problems under normal conditions, may experience some problems in high altitude and different environmental conditions. In this review, we have described the points to be considered during air travel in patients with pulmonary hypertension.

Keywords: pulmonary hypertension, air travel, flight safety

Berkay Ekici. Can a patient with pulmonary hypertension travel safely by plane?. Anatol J Cardiol. 2021; 25(1): 29-30

Corresponding Author: Berkay Ekici, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English


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