Cardiovascular disease and airline travel

Joy, Michael
December 2007
Heart;Dec2007, Vol. 93 Issue 12, p1507
Academic Journal
The author reflects on the effect of airline travel on cardiovascular disease. He stresses that passengers encounter the dissociation curve of normal haemoglobin permits for 90% saturation of arterial blood at the cabin pressures. He considers modern aircraft as a safe and well-regulated environment. For him, travellers have a duty of care towards their fellow passengers.


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