Accession Number : AD0428966

Title :   THE WOLFF-PARKINSON-WHITE SYNDROME AS AN AVIATION RISK

Corporate Author : NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Smith,Raphael F.

Report Date : 28 MAY 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : The pevalence of the W-P-W anomaly, the prevalence of tachycardia in the W-P-W group, and the incidence of tachycardia during the period of observation were calculated from data obtained from surveys conducted on four groups of normal people. The mortality rate and the morbidity associated with the W-P-W syndrome are discussed. From observations on these groups of subjects and from similar observations reported in the medical literature the conclusion is reached that asymptomatic aviators and aviation candidates with the W-P-W anomaly could be allowed to continue in an unrestricted flying status but those with paroxysmal tachycardia should be permanently disqualified for duty involving the actual control of aircraft. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ARRHYTHMIA, AVIATION MEDICINE), ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), PILOTS, HEART, DISEASES, STATISTICAL DATA

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