FAA Protocol for Cardiovascular Evaluation

Mar 2014

Guidance is compiled and interpreted by professional pilots and physicians at FlightPhysical.com from the 2014 AME Guide page 198, 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).

A Current Cardiovascular Evaluation for the FAA must include:

  • An assessment of personal and family medical history
  • Clinical cardiac and general physical examination
  • An assessment and statement regarding the applicant's medications, functional capacity, modifiable cardiovascular risk factors
  • Motivation for any necessary change
  • Prognosis for incapacitation
  • Blood chemistries (fasting blood sugar, current blood lipid profile to include total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides) performed within the last 90 days

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