Adarsh M. Patil1
INTRODUCTION: It is well documented that, healthy person can tolerate the cabin environment of a commercial airline which is pressurized to the level of 5000 ft. however this environment brings profound physiological changes in patients with cardiovascular disease. With rise in number of patients travelling internationally for treatment of cardiac problems especially infants travelling by air for congenital heart disease treatment has increased in the recent time and is evident by the reports of medical incidents involving infants with congenital heart disease onboard. (1) Though the IATA medical manual mentions that adult patients with Esenminger Syndrome should not undertake air travel. (2) This article examines the case for infants with congenital heart diseases as there have been no previous studies reported.