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The FAA will generally not consider any case in which an untreated aneurysm exceeds 4.5 cm in size.
The FAA will require a recovery and stabilization period before you begin testing.
The FAA issues medical certificates for many types of arrhythmias.
FAA approval for this condition can be difficult but not impossible for 3rd class certification.
These specifications have been developed by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to determine an applicant's eligibility for airman medical certification.
Your blood pressure needs to be in a range that the FAA considers to be controlled, with or without medication.
The FAA currently allows individuals with mitral valve prolapse, who are without symptoms, to continue flying and report the condition at their next FAA physical exam.
Most pacemakers are now eligible for FAA certification, if the heart rate is controlled. Applicants will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
A six-month recovery and stabilization period is required after PFO correction, before you can apply for medical recertification.
All stress testing should achieve 100% of predicted maximum heart rate unless medically contraindicated or prevented either by symptoms or concurrent medication.
After the six-month recovery period is completed you will need to undergo a current cardiovascular evaluation and obtain copies of hospital medical records.
Following a long moratorium, the FAA is once again considering for special issuance applicants who have had a cardiac transplant.
The Bruce protocol is a standard test in cardiology and is comprised of multiple exercise stages of 3 minutes each.
Learn about blood clots and how medication will affect recertification.
Helps you find the contact information for submitting your medical records.
Updated October 27, 2009
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