Cardiovascular Problems Associated with Aviation Safety.
AMERICAN COLL OF CARDIOLOGY WASHINGTON DC
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Perhaps the most meaningful purpose of this meeting was to make clear, in a structured fashion, the availability and pertinence of noninvasive and invasive methods of testing to ensure early identification of cardiovascular problems and, at the same time, qualify persons for aircrew service who heretofore would have been eliminated because of noncrucial abnormalities in the physical or laboratory examination. It should be emphasized that this Conference was convened to identify the causes, clinical course and possible risks of cardiovascular disease in aviation medicine. The deliberations were made without concern for any political or regulatory agencies and do not reflect an official position of The American College of Cardiology. The recommendations set forth in this report are those of the Conference participants and reflect the present documented scientific opinion and positions of the conferees. The Conference made no effort to be concerned with operational or economic factors in regard to the recommendations and confined its conclusion to the scientific facts to protect pilots, passengers and civilian populations from the potential hazards of in-flight cardiovascular accidents. Author
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