Echocardiography in NATO Aircrew - A Multi-National Study (L'Echocardiographie Chez les Pilotes de l'OTAN - une etude multinationale).
ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRAN CE)
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Based on physiologic considerations and observations in animal experiments, a serious concern was raised that repeated exposures to increased radial acceleration forces Gz might have a deleterious effect on the pilot 5 heart. This concern was supported by the results of a preliminary echocardiographic heart ultrasound study carried out by French researchers and reported to AGARD in 1985. There were a number of uncontrolled variables in that initial study, including the amount of exercise and smoking. The investigators cautioned against forming any definite conclusion and recommended further studies.
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