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heart conditions and high altitude

My father-in-law is 85.  About two years ago, he had a heart attack followed by a moderate stroke.  He needs to move to some sort of assisted living.  He currently lives at about 800 feet above MSL while we live at 6100 feet.  We're wondering if moving hi to this altitude would expose him to significant additional risk.
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I had emergency CABG X3 at age 46 in April 2008 while visiting in California. I am from Ohio.

My doctor expressly forbid me to travel by car back to Ohio because of the altitude of the trip took us through Sierra Nevada Mountains and Wyoming. High altitude can have a negative and potentially fatal effect on recent CABG patients. I could not fly either, so I lived in Modesto for three months.

Check with your doc and make sure he/she knows of your plans.

I was cleared for travel 12 weeks after surgery. Keep in mind I was 46 non smoker, not over weight and your father in law is 85.

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