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FAA Changed the EKG Rules


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In case anyone wants to know what's actually going on.

 

https://www.eaa.org/eaa/news-and-publications/eaa-news-and-aviation-news/news/faa-ecg-policy-reform

 

"The change allows airmen with a “First-degree AV (atrioventricular) block with PR interval less than 300 ms (0.30 sec)” to receive a medical certificate without deferral. This change was actually known informally to the aeromedical community as far back as 2018 but was formalized in the October change to the FAA’s list of 18 “normal abnormal” ECG findings that do not require medical deferral."

 

"The FAA made this change because airmen with this abnormal – but benign – result almost never showed any concerning indications upon follow-up testing, so the FAA eliminated the deferral requirement."

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8 hours ago, Longline said:

https://thepeoplesvoice.tv/pilot-carrying-271-passengers-dies-following-cardiac-arrest-mid-flight/

It looks like Captan Ivan Andaur's heart must have slipped through the cracks!

Unless he had previous signs of arrhythmia, a routine ECG would've shown nothing. A blockage only presents itself when it gets to the point of compromised function. Unless he had chest pain, weakness, etc beforehand that would necessitate an angiogram, this would've been the only outcome without quick access to a coronary care unit. This is well known. 

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Just now, bgk135 said:

Unless he had previous signs of arrhythmia, a routine ECG would've shown nothing. A blockage only presents itself when it gets to the point of compromised function. Unless he had chest pain, weakness, etc beforehand that would necessitate an angiogram, this would've been the only outcome without quick access to a coronary care unit. This is well known. 

But that doesn't make for a good conspiracy theory, I mean those are facts and sh!t...

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20 hours ago, bgk135 said:

Unless he had previous signs of arrhythmia, a routine ECG would've shown nothing. A blockage only presents itself when it gets to the point of compromised function. Unless he had chest pain, weakness, etc beforehand that would necessitate an angiogram, this would've been the only outcome without quick access to a coronary care unit. This is well known. 

Yeah, why are any of us bothering? Apparently conspiracy theories are the only things that are actually allowed to be posted here.

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