Imperial College London

Professor Claire Shovlin

Faculty of MedicineNational Heart & Lung Institute

Professor of Practice (Clinical and Molecular Medicine)
 
 
 
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Contact

 

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Location

 

534Block L Hammersmith HospitalHammersmith Campus

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Summary

 

Publications

Citation

BibTex format

@article{Mason:2011:10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201027,
author = {Mason, CG and Shovlin, CL},
doi = {10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201027},
journal = {Thorax},
title = {Flight-related complications are infrequent in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia/pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, despite low oxygen saturations and anaemia.},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201027},
year = {2011}
}

RIS format (EndNote, RefMan)

TY  - JOUR
AB - Individuals with pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) and hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) commonly have low oxygen saturations and anaemia, two parameters generally used to indicate medical fitness to fly. Using a retrospective questionnaire-based study, the authors examined in-flight complications and predictors in 145 HHT patients (96 with PAVMs) who reported 3950 flights, totalling 18943 flight hours. Dyspnoea and thrombotic complications were less common than expected, and could not be predicted from sea level oxygen saturations or haemoglobin concentrations. Nosebleeds that can bar individuals from boarding a flight occurred in 13.6% (11.5% to 15.8%) of long-haul flights. The findings should influence preflight advice.
AU - Mason,CG
AU - Shovlin,CL
DO - 10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201027
PY - 2011///
TI - Flight-related complications are infrequent in patients with hereditary haemorrhagic telangiectasia/pulmonary arteriovenous malformations, despite low oxygen saturations and anaemia.
T2 - Thorax
UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2011-201027
ER -