Is it safe to live at high altitude with heart problems?

Posted by elizabeth1941 @elizabeth1941, Sat, Mar 2 8:00pm

I have afib and plans to live at high altitude for 3 months. Altitude 7300 ft. Is this dangerous or unsafe?

I live at high altitude (house at 6,300 and ski at 10,000) for 6 months of the year. I have a watchman to prevent blood clots so no longer on Xarelto. All seems to be fine. Good luck. Kathe

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We live in Denver and my sister had an incident where her blood pressure went terribly high. She went to the hospital and is waiting for her doctor to make a decision on changing her blood pressure medicine. She wants to know if she should take a trip into the mountains where the altitude is 8 or 9 thousand feet.

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