Air Travel Safety: When to Advise Your Patient Not to Fly
Published November 12, 2019
22 min
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    Guest: Clayton T. Cowl, M.D., M.S. Host: Darryl S. Chutka, M.D. (@ChutkaMD)What conditions should trigger you to do a preflight assessment for your patients? What special precautions should be taken for patients with heart failure, who’ve recently had surgery, or are pregnant? Dr. Cowl dives into the physiological challenges a mildly hypoxic and high-altitude environment can have on your patients as they age and manage chronic illnesses. Connect with the Mayo Clinic’s School of Continuous Professional Development online at or on Twitter @MayoMedEd.Deeper Dive: Aerospace Medical Association – Medical Considerations for Airline Travel American College of Chest Physicians – Guidelines and Resources
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