The risk of flying with a stent

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Submitted by Dr T on July 3, 2011 – 9:51am

Question: 
My 88 year old mother recently had a stent installed. She gets frequent bloody noses, is a heavy drinker. Should she fly alone after her surgery?

There is no risk of stent failure because of flying.
You can read more about these things here:
https://www.cardiachealth.org/heart-information/coronary-artery-disease
https://www.cardiachealth.org/risks-benefits/cardiovascular-risk
https://www.cardiachealth.org/risks-benefits/pci-rab
Hope this helps,
Dr T
https://www.cardiachealth.org/

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