Section II: Reviews. Antihypertensive Drugs in Aircrew
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Chronic diseases are relatively rare in the military aviator population, but essential hypertension is a distinct exception. Estimates of prevalence vary considerably, in part due to the typical lability of early hypertension in the young to middle-aged, predominantly Caucasian population characteristic of NATO air forces. Suffice it to say that, for most services, antihypertensive drugs represent some of the most common, if not the commonest, waivers for chronic medication use in aviation personnel.
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