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Cardiologist Helps Pilots, Crew Manage Cardio Risk Factors at NBAA

Dépèche transmise le 28 septembre 2009 par Business Wire

Cardiologist Helps Pilots, Crew Manage Cardio Risk Factors at NBAA

Cardiologist Helps Pilots, Crew Manage Cardio Risk Factors at NBAA

ORLANDO, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The aviation industry assesses pilots using stringent physical considerations before being given clearance to fly. This translates to heart health being a topic of vital consequence and one that MedAire Vice President of Aviation and Maritime Health Paulo Alves, MD, MSc will present to National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) convention attendees on Oct. 21.

What:

  Cardiovascular Risk Factors for Pilots and Crew (NBAA “Safety and Risk Management” track)

When:

Wednesday, Oct. 21, at 10 a.m.

Where:

Orange County Convention Center, Room S320G

Dr. Alves, a cardiologist who long has worked in aviation, will discuss the risk factors for heart disease, as well as today’s preventive approaches against developing this No. 1 cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“Cardiovascular disease—especially as pilots age—is one of the most common causes for a pilot’s medical disqualification in the United States and worldwide,” explains Dr. Alves. “And while there is no single cause for heart attacks, a series of risk factors can increase the likelihood of developing cardiac problems.”

In synchronization with heart health, MedAire’s medical instructors and doctors will administer free blood cholesterol screenings and provide results to NBAA attendees within five minutes at Booth #775. Dr. Alves will take the cholesterol results from 2008 and from the first day of 2009 and present them during his session, giving attendees a sampling of heart health on the NBAA showroom floor.

Dr. Alves’ Safety and Risk Management presentation will address:

  • Underlying mechanisms of the development of heart disease
  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease, including the prevalence of high cholesterol
  • Ways to prevent cardiovascular disease in pilots
  • Results from NBAA attendees’ cholesterol levels

PHOTO LINK: http://www.medaire.com/hearthealth.asp

About MedAire

MedAire, an International SOS company, provides aviation and maritime clients with fully integrated life-saving medical solutions to patients in the air and at sea—so first responders are never alone. With one phone call, MedAire offers 24/7 real-time access to emergency room doctors any time of day, from anywhere in the world. MedAire’s crew medical training is developed and delivered by medical professionals to build confidence and first-hand experience, and its vast array of industry-compliant and custom medical equipment has been defined by its Research & Development team of medical and regulatory professionals and based on decades of statistics and ISO standards. When crew or passengers need further support after their journey ends, the broader International SOS network enhances MedAire’s services throughout delivery.

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