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What are some traveling tips for those with heart failure?

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By following these traveling tips, your vacation will be more enjoyable:

  • Always take all of your medications with you and make sure you have enough medications to last throughout your trip.
  • If you are traveling by plane, carry your medications with you.
  • Never check them with your luggage. You may need a letter from your doctor that verifies all of your medications, especially if you are traveling internationally. Pack this letter with your drugs.
  • Always wear your Emergency Medical Identification.
  • Make sure you have your doctor's phone number.
  • Be careful to avoid infection when traveling. In areas where the water might be unsafe, drink bottled water or other beverages (order beverages without ice). Swim only in chlorinated pools.
  • Select food with care to avoid illness.

From: Living With Heart Failure WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure" and "How can I Live With Heart Failure?"

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

SOURCES:

American Heart Association: "Heart Failure" and "How can I Live With Heart Failure?"

Heart Failure Society of America: "Learn More About Heart Failure."

 

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on January 23, 2017

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