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canpanita asks:
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Are roller coasters bad for people with any disease?

see i have a heart disease but i heard that it can be bad for people with heart disease so i really don't know if that is really true.i was asked to go to six flags but since i heard that i did not go and so yeah that is pretty much my question.
In Topics: Physical Health, Family vacations
> 60 days ago

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Wayne Yankus
Jul 16, 2011
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What the Expert Says:

Dear Canpanita:

in your case, check with your doctor.  Some roller coasters might be dangerous for people with heart, brain and high blood pressure conditions.  Knowing in advance by checking Six Flags website may also give you information about what "they' consider the dangers to be.  Good luck.

Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP
expert panelist: pediatrics

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