Heart problems in high altitude

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Avatar n tn What type of heart condition would exsist that a Dr recommeds a patient move from a low altitude enviroment to a high altitude enviroment. Almost sea level to above 7000 feet..
Avatar n tn My Dad, who is 78 years old has had a heart attack in the past and several stints put in, wants to go up to the top of Pikes Peak with us this summer. Will the high altitude be a major problem for him? Or should we convince him do something else, while we go up?
Avatar n tn first night in hotel high altitude
Avatar f tn I got a stent put in. Probably a problem from the high blood calcium, treatment, and blood pressure all mixed together. Getting ablation, too.
10996785 tn?1432812977 Your altitude is determined by your attitude
Avatar n tn Hello, Our 7 year old son has had all 3 surgeries at UofM and also a pacemaker. We currently live at 1000 ft above sea level and we are planning a vacation to Denver and the mountains this summer. Will he react okay? I understand some "normal" people do not react well to high altitude. Does his CHD complicate this matter and if so is there anything we can do to help him such as bringing an oxygen tank with us? Or, should he always avoid high altitude? Thanks!!
Avatar m tn I am a 30-something Heart Tx recipient of 10 years. I know of this shortness of Breath you are describing... I had the majority of mine in the first 3 years. My doctors said this was normal. and only occasionally do I have it now. I do not live in a "high Altitude" area, but when I went to Denver, Co (mile above sea level) for a week, I did notice that I was shorter of breath than normal.
Avatar n tn have been wondering if the MVP contributes to symptoms of altitude sickness. Four times in my life I have been the only person to suffer altitude problems among a group of people who have traveled with me from sea level at the same time. Twice there was strenuous hiking involved, twice not. All 4 times included the nausea, severe headache, fatigue, clamminess, twice could not keep water down. Does this have to do with the heart not pumping enough blood per stroke, or what?
Avatar n tn I am concerned because I have tried to go to high altitude various times in the past 15 years, but have severe heart palpatations. Please help, will I ever get to go to the mountains again or is it off limits.
Avatar n tn My doctor expressly forbid me to travel by car back to Ohio because of the altitude of the trip took us through Sierra Nevada Mountains and Wyoming. High altitude can have a negative and potentially fatal effect on recent CABG patients. I could not fly either, so I lived in Modesto for three months. Check with your doc and make sure he/she knows of your plans. I was cleared for travel 12 weeks after surgery. Keep in mind I was 46 non smoker, not over weight and your father in law is 85.
Avatar n tn Aortic insufficency and High Altitude posted by CCF CARDIO MD - CRC on January 13, 1999 at 11:08:30: Hi - I am age 49 and have mild aortic insufficiency. Discovered at age 30 through stethoscopic examination. Cause unknown. Speculation is rheumatic fever, although if so, was not recognized at the time. I am asymptomatic andnot limited in my activities in general. SBE prohylaxis for dental work. My question is concerning the reasonability for exposure to high altitude.
Avatar f tn We are planning on moving from sea level altitude to 6,500 ft. in altitude. Will my husband have a problem since he has 2 stents and takes Atenolol and Detrol LA?
Avatar n tn AHA Recommendation The best way to avoid or lessen the effects of mountain sickness is to increase altitude slowly. Climbers and hikers can take two days to reach 8,000 feet, and then another day for each 1,000 to 2,000 higher feet. This may not be an option for people who travel to a destination at high altitude. Most people can adjust or "acclimatize" to the high altitude within a few days. Here are some tips: Avoid strenuous activity for the first day or two. Drink extra fluid.
Avatar n tn People with a history of heart attack (myocardial infarction) and even those with coronary artery bypass grafts or angioplasty but with no angina, can trek up to high altitude provided they are fit and able to walk rigorously at low altitude. The high altitude does not seem to add any extra burden to the heart If blood pressure is controlled and there is no chest (pain), no problem. It is the elevated blood pressure and its consequences that are the issue.
Avatar m tn I've recently had heart problems, I live at 4000 ft. and have a cabin in the mountains that is 7000 ft. above sea level. We go to our cabin for weekends. How does this effect my heart with the change in elevation?
Avatar f tn Is your husband military? It's hard to imagine that with his known medical conditions, he would be deployed to altitude, though 7500 is not terribly high. In any case, your question is medically important and a tad complicated, so you might want to post it in the Heart Disease Expert Forum here, where a doc will answer you: http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn I have a husband who has had a Mycoplasma Fermentans infection for nearly 15 years. I have been thinking about moving to a city in Montana called Bozeman with an altitude of 4800 feet. I know that flying would be bad for him, but would this altitude also be bad for him and his illness. He had been diagnosed back in 2001 by PCR, and still has symptoms, but they are not acute.
Avatar m tn I have recently (3 months ago) rented an apt in an area that is 7000+altitude; I have mvp and not been bothered with it up until now; I have flutters, nausea at times, lethargy at times and have begun to take a 5 mg. beta blocker for the fluttering. I do stay hydrated, I do exercise at this altitude and have no palpitations when I do so; I have twice had altitude sickness with hospitalization both times.
Avatar f tn Try to remember that over 30% of the entire population has what is called MVP. I wouldn't even take it to the aneurysm arena at all on this one...thats pretty extreme. A nurse regardless of her training is overstepping her boundry in commenting as she did in that she is not a physician and to tell you that it sounds more like a machine that is failing more than an organ is totally ridiculous. If it were me i would have a talk with her boss...