Accession Number:

ADP011041

Title:

Lipid Lowering Agents Aeromedical Concerns

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

HELLENIC AIR FORCES GENERAL HOSPITAL ATHENS (GREECE) CARDIOLOGY DEPT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE