Medical History from Pilot Applicant Seeking Airman Medical Certification
Item 18h: Instructions for Item 18h: High or Low Blood Pressure
Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at FlightPhysical.com from the 2014 AME Guide pages 33-40, FAA and FDA web data (www.FAA.gov & www.FDA.gov), instructions specified in the Aeronautical Information Manual, Federal Air Surgeon Bulletins from 1999-2015, and 14 CFR Part 61 and Part 67 (the FARs).
18.h. High or low blood pressure. The applicant should provide history and treatment. Issuance of a medical certificate to an applicant with high blood pressure may depend on the current blood pressure levels and whether the applicant is taking anti-hypertensive medication. The AME should also determine if the applicant has a history of complications, adverse reactions to therapy, hospitalization, etc. (Details are given in See Item 36 and Item 55).
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