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ablation therapy and fitness to fly (flying)

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Condition Lay explanation Restriction/guidance
Ablation therapy If you have had an ablation (burn) procedure to get rid of your palpitations you can fly after 2 days. If flying within one week of the procedure you should consider yourself high risk of forming blood clots and talk to your doctor

Fly after 2 days*

* = consider at high risk of DVT/VTE (Deep vein thrombosis/Venous thromboemolism)

Note that these are only guidelines and each airline has its own regulations and medical standards.

Reference:

  • British Heart Foundation (September 2010). Factfile - Fitness to fly for passengers with cardiovascular disease.
  • International Air Transport Association. Medical Manual 11th Edition (2018).

Last edited 08/2019 and last reviewed 08/2019

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