BOSTON, Mass. – A break from work or the routine of daily life can refresh the spirit and recharge the body. Taking vacations on a regular basis has been proven by at least two large studies to increase life expectancy and decrease the risk of developing heart disease. However, vacations may be hard on hearts that are not in tip-top shape, according to the March 2004 Harvard Heart Letter
Cardiovascular problems account for the majority of serious illnesses that occur on airplanes, and half of all deaths among American travelers abroad are due to heart attacks.
The Harvard Heart Letter offers readers 12 tips for traveling safely with heart disease:
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