Military Flying and Aeromedical Evaluation of Cardiac Arrhythmias.
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER AL
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The evaluation and management of cardiac arrhythmias in military aircrew members are complex, and perhaps, more aggressive than clinical cardiologists, internists, and family physicians expect. However, these policies are based on the needs of the services, mission completion requirements, public safety, and an extensive, ongoing, observational epidemiology research program of the military flying population. This paper summarizes the general considerations of the flying environment as they relate to cardiac arrhythmias. A discussion of the screening principles and epidemiologic confounders is followed by a summary of the joint U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army waiver policy on cardiac arrhythmias and flying duties.
- Medicine and Medical Research
- Personnel Management and Labor Relations