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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Application Process for Medical Certification

Applicant History - Item 18. Medical History
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 Examiner should also determine if the applicant has a history of complications, adverse reactions to therapy, hospitalization, etc. (Details are given in Item 36; and Item 55).

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