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AIRTRAVEL AND AORTIC ANEURYSM

Hi! I'm a 40 y.o. female with healthy blood pressure (average 115/70), healthy cholesterol levels and healthy low, steady heart rate (65 beats per minute resting). I'm 5'8" 130 lbs. I have a dilated descending aorta with an aneurysm at 5.1 cm (51 mm). The cardiologist also mentioned I have calcium in the aorta.

The docs recently prescribed me a beta blocker called Metoprolol (12.5 mg twice daily). Which now has brought my bp to 120/60

My cardiologist is on holiday now, and I don't want to just sit around and twiddle my thumbs for the next three weeks, when I could be with my family in Thailand.

My questions:
Is it safe to fly with this condition?
Does the altitude affect chances of aortic dissection or rupture?
I hope to fly to Thailand to be with my family ( I actually feel depressed here in Los Angeles ) Isn't stress worse for me than being with my family?

If anyone out there has a dilated aorta or aneurysm and flies, please tell me your story.

Thanks!
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Additional information: I've already flown 38,000 miles in the past six months before my surprise diagnosis... I felt fine on my trips and each time, spending time with people I love has helped improve my depression.
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