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Planning to Travel? Don’t Let Heart Disease Stop You

Heart DiseaseAre you planning a trip or vacation? If you have heart disease, it’s especially important to do some advance planning.

“By preparing well, you can focus on enjoying yourself,” says Benico Barzilai, MD, Head of Clinical Cardiology at Cleveland Clinic.

Also, he says it’s important not to ignore symptoms, whether at home or on the road. “Be smart. Be sure to seek emergency room treatment should you have any chest pain, signs of a heart attack, or other symptoms of heart disease.”

Here are 5 important  tips to get you ready for your trip:

1. Talk with your doctor