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I am a 73 year old male with a 4.8 aneurism in my right aorta of the heart; should I take the risk of a prolonged plane flight?
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There is no contraindication to air travel with such aneurysm.

The cabin pressure difference should not increase risk of aneurysm rupture.

The risk of rupture is considered low below 5 cm diameter.

So you are safe to fly.
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