Lipid Lowering Agents Aeromedical Concerns
HELLENIC AIR FORCES GENERAL HOSPITAL ATHENS (GREECE) CARDIOLOGY DEPT
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Hyperlipidemia is one of the major risk factors for coronary heart disease, a disease which, after a long asymptomatic period, may without warning cause sudden incapacitation due to angina, myocardial infarction or death. Hyperlipidemia is fairly common in military aviators, ranging from 30- 68.5 in NATO countries. In a survey among Greek fighter pilots, 10 had cholesterol levels over 300 mgdl.
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