DCIEM/CENTRAL MEDICAL BOARD AIRCREW ECG PROGRAM: 1989 ANNUAL REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR RESTRUCTURING

Authors
  1. Gray, G.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
The report summarizes the results of the Canadian Forces ECG Program in 1989. A total of 4810 ECGs were interpreted and coded at the Central Medical Board. Of 1767 ECGs on aircrew candidates, only 4 showed abnormalities incompatible with initial aircrew selection (2 WPW and 2 with very marked T wave abnormalities). Amongst 3043 ECGs on serving aircrew, only 14 showed abnormalities incompatible with flying duties, and 13 of these had been previously documented. There was one new myocardial infarction which had been already detected clinically. Recommendations are made for restructuring the ECG program which will result in an approximate 40% reduction in the number of routine aircrew ECGs. For experienced aircrew, it is recommended that the ECG become part of an expanded cardiovascular risk evaluation carried out every four years to age 40 then biannually. TRUNCATED
Report Number
DCIEM-90-47 — Technical Report (Annual)
Date of publication
15 Aug 1990
Number of Pages
17
DSTKIM No
90-04883
CANDIS No
67112
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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