Can you fly with an aneurysm
Life expectancy after aneurysm coiling
Hey guys, I’d like to hear everyone’s thoughts on this. What has been said to you about flying? Is it possible to travel with an aneurysm? Is there a time limit on how long you can stay in the air? I’d like to go on vacation, but I’m not sure where I should go. My aneurysm is 8mm in diameter and is located behind my right eye. Thank you, Sarah is a student at the University of
‘Dancemom’ is right. Since each person’s aneurysm is unique in terms of form, place, thickness/weakness of the aneurysm wall, general health, and so on, I will trust your neurosurgeon’s opinion. On critical medical problems, I still believe in getting a second opinion. In December 2013, I was diagnosed with a bifurcating, berry-shaped (with a large base) middle cerebral artery aneurysm. I flew about 10 hours from Anchorage to Boston, where I had family and had my good surgery to repair it, after a local neurologist and neurosurgeon said it was OK to fly (with my unique set of conditions). We just want things to go as ‘normally’ as possible in our lives. I must confess that I was scared of flying those two long flights prior to getting my aneurysm repaired, but everything went smoothly for me and I didn’t feel any differently during the flights. Every person’s condition is unique. I’d trust your neurosurgeon’s opinion. Best wishes. Beth is a woman who has a
Brain aneurysm and high altitude
An aneurysm occurs when a blood vessel swells or bulges in one location. If you’ve been diagnosed with an unruptured brain aneurysm, the doctor will weigh a number of factors before determining whether or not you need care — and, if so, what kind of treatment you should get.
Aneurysms with such characteristics are more likely to bleed or burst. A rupture is a dangerous and possibly fatal condition. Your medical staff will assess the likelihood of the aneurysm rupturing so that treatment can be planned.
Consider an aneurysm as a bubble that emerges in the blood vessel’s wall. When you continue to blow air into a balloon, the balloon’s walls extend until it bursts. Aneurysms have the same effect.
When an aneurysm bleeds, it means the aneurysm’s wall has spread so far that it has ruptured. The blood inside the blood vessels escapes from the aneurysm and spreads over the surface of the brain.
Time is of the essence if a brain aneurysm has ruptured. Having the appropriate treatment for a full recovery requires prompt medical attention. A complete recovery is also possible with prompt, expert treatment.
Can you fly with a pseudoaneurysm
It was the 27th of May, 2007. My husband, Rick, and I were camping in Washington State’s Steamboat Rock State Park. We’d had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with a large group of friends. Rick and I had had a great time riding our motorcycles with another couple in a remote area of Eastern Washington the day before. We awoke early on Monday morning to strong winds and looming rain clouds in the distance. We wanted to remove the jet ski from the water before the rains arrived and the boat ramp became clogged with other campers doing the same.
Rick escorted me down to the lakeshore, where he watched me board the jet ski and take to the water. There were no other boats on the lake yet, but I was unconcerned because I had done this alone hundreds of times before. Rick walked back up the hill with our motorhome and jet-ski trailer attached, and I waved goodbye. I eased the jet ski through the no wake zone as he drove to the boat ramp, then gave it gas to get it up on a plane. Rick was waiting for me on the boat ramp at the pier, which was just a 10-minute trip away. A big wave slapped me in the face and all down the front of me as soon as I reached the throttle. It was chilly, but not quite as chilly as the pounding headache that followed. I always had the most difficult part of the journey ahead of me. I knew I was in trouble, but I couldn’t pay attention to what was going on.
Can you fly with a brain tumor
The occurrence of an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) is variable. While some reports say that air travel poses a theoretical risk of rupture, this claim has yet to be proved. In reality, there is a scarcity of data on which to base recommendations. If local surgical treatment is not available and the transfer is bringing the patient to a higher level of medical attention, an air medical evacuation of a patient with a AAA at risk of imminent rupture or status post recent rupture may be performed. Furthermore, medical opinion indicates that patients with asymptomatic and/or surgically repaired AAA can safely fly commercially for non-urgent purposes, provided that other concerns such as postoperative needs are properly addressed. Answers to the following questions are sought in this discussion: flight safety for emergency evacuation and non-emergency repatriation situations, waiting time for non-emergency flights after AAA diagnosis, and the need for medical accompaniment.