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Guide for Aviation Medical Examiners

Decision Considerations - Disease Protocols - Cardiovascular Evaluation (CVE)

A current cardiovascular evaluation must include:

  • A personal and family medical history assessment
  • Clinical cardiac and general physical examination
  • An assessment and statement regarding the applicant's medications, functional capacity, and modifiable cardiovascular risk factors
  • 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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