CONTINUOUS EKG RECORDING OF HELICOPTER INSTRUCTOR PILOTS-AN INTERIM EVALUATION
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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Fifty-three 53 instructor pilots were studied with one lead of EKG for a full work day. Using Tukeys multiple comparison of means, significant differences were found between heart rates during flying and heart rates noted while driving, and while performing administrative duties. Means of lowest heart rate recorded and highest heart rate recorded for each subject were reported means of 71.8 and 140.4 respectively. The activities in which the subjects were engaged at the time is reported. 71.7 of the subjects engaged in no regular schedules of physical training or sports participation. An 11 x 11 correlation matrix indicates only that subjects who have high heart rates during one activity will have comparably high heart rates during all activities, and vice versa. Four of the 53 subjects showed arrhythmias at some time during the recording one had 38 unifocal ventricular premature contractions during the recording period three had atrial premature contractions.
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