Traveling Safely With a Heart Condition

6 Tips for a Safe Trip, Even With a Heart Condition

(DR. MANU PRABHAKAR, YORKREGION. COM)

Having a heart condition doesn’t mean you can’t stand at the top of the Eiffel Tower or cruise the Nile; with the proper planning, those affected by cardiac complications can still cross items off their travel bucket list with peace of mind.

Before the packed itinerary is planned, make sure to take these steps by Dr. Manu Prabhakar, a cardiologist at Southlake Regional Health Centre, to prepare for your next trip with these heart healthy travel tips:

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1. Get the OK from your doctor

The first order of business is to get clearance from a medical professional – check with your physician if there have been any recent changes in your health and/or medications. Have your cardiologist’s phone number on hand for emergencies.

2. Review your insurance

Ensure you have the appropriate coverage in the event you have a health concern while away from home. Read the fine print and understand completely what your policy covers, including translation services if you are going to be in a country that speaks a foreign language.

3. Pack your medications … READ THE FULL STORY AT YORKREGION.COM

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