Treadmill Exercise Testing at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine: Physiological Response in Aircrewmen and the Detection of Latent Coronary Artery Disease,
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT PARIS (FRANCE)
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Coronary heart disease CHD has reached epidemic proportions in all developed countries it accounts for over 1,000,000 deaths in the United States each year, which is more than all other diseases combined. Over half of these deaths are unexpected in that they occur without preceding symptoms of CHD. Despite the selective nature of the USAF flying population, CHD is the leading disease cause of death, disability and removal from flying duties. It appears that USAF aircrewmen very well fit the national statistics. Because of the critical nature of flying duties and the pertinence of flying safety, the early detection of CHD is essential in the USAF flying population. The AGARDograph presents the experience of the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine USAFSAM in the use of treadmill exercises for evaluating asymptomatic aircrewmen it consists of separate studies involving different aspects of treadmill testing experience at the USAFSAM, including descriptions of techniques used at the USAFSAM.
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