Can a patient with pulmonary hypertension travel safely by plane


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Ekici B.

Anatolian Journal of Cardiology, vol.25, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/anatoljcardiol.2021.s111
  • Journal Name: Anatolian Journal of Cardiology
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Directory of Open Access Journals, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Keywords: pulmonary hypertension, air travel, flight safety, COMMERCIAL AIR-TRAVEL, HYPOXIA
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No

Abstract

©Copyright 2021 by Turkish Society of Cardiology - Available online at www.anatoljcardiol.com.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.