Our expert says:
People who have had a myocardial infarction (MI) without complications are usually fit to travel by air within 2 or 3 weeks.
People who have had an MI with complications (such as significant angina or left ventricular dysfunction) should get expert advice, or rather wait 6 weeks. Although Cabins are airpressurized, the oxygen saturation is lower than on the ground.
These recommendations are based on those in the NICE guideline on Secondary prevention following a myocardial infarction [Cooper et al, 2007], which in the absence of trial evidence are based on expert opinion from guidelines published by the Aerospace Medical Association, Medical Guidelines Task Force [Aerospace Medical Association Medical Guidelines Taskforce, 2003].
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