Introduction and summary of principal conclusions of the Second European Workshop in Aviation Cardiology

Joy, M.

European Heart Journal Supplements Journal of the European Society of Cardiology 1 Suppl D: D1-12

1999


ISSN/ISBN: 1520-765X
PMID: 11543488
Document Number: 7022
Principal conclusions of the Second European Workshop in Aviation Cardiology are summarized. European standards for routine medical scrutiny of cardiovascular health are presented and the evolution of the standards is reviewed. Both single and multiple crew operations are considered. The papers summarized examine three major subject areas: prediction of vascular risk, coronary artery disease, arrhythmias and conduction disorders. The review of predicting vascular risk examines variation of cardiovascular risk with age, sex, and coronary risk factors; attributable and absolute risk, benefits of treatment and options for treatment of hypertension, the impact of intervention for lipid abnormalities, non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular risk, and the aging pilot. The review of coronary artery disease includes coronary artery ectasia, abnormal exercise electrocardiographic responses in the presence of a normal coronary circulation, prognostic importance of patency of the infarct related artery, coronary artery angioplasty and stenting, acceptable revascularization of the myocardium, and myocardial perfusion imaging in certification. The review of arrhythmias and conduction disorders examines atrial fibrillation and flutter, atrioventricular nodal re-entry, sinoatrial disease, vasovagal syncope, risks and benefits of anticoagulation, cardiac rehabilitation, outcome of the impaired left ventricle, and mitral valve repair.

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Introduction and summary of principal conclusions of the Second European Workshop in Aviation Cardiology