Monday, January 23, 2023

FAA Moves Medical Goalposts for Pilots - Putting Your Life At Risk


It’s one thing for a professional athlete to collapse on the sports field as so many have been wont to do since the roll-out of mRNA vaccines, but it’s something entirely different for a pilot while flying a plane with the lives of hundreds of passengers in the balance. 

Now it appears that the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA), the body responsible for licensing pilots, has quietly changed the criteria for measuring heart damage in pilots. Until October 2022, pilots were required to pass stringent health tests and have EKG readings of between 0.12 and 0.2. However, from October 26th, the FAA increased that measurement to 0.3. That’s over a 100 percent increase from the low marker. 

As Dr. Thomas Levy, practicing cardiologist and author of the paper “Myocarditis: Once rare, now common,” in the journal  Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, points out, “This is not a nominal increase in PR interval, but a very large one. In a Harvard study that extended over a 30- to 40-year period, it was found that individuals with PR intervals greater than 0.2 seconds had twice the risk of atrial fibrillation, three times the risk of needing a pacemaker (meaning the presence of advanced degrees of heart block), and nearly a one and a half times increase in all-cause mortality. Furthermore, greater degrees of PR interval prolongation led to an even greater risk.”


1 comment:

Always On Watch said...

"Danger, Will Robinson" is appearing all over the place!