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Old 27th Sep 2018, 20:32
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The limits on my paperwork from PEK hospital (February) are the same as drifter3's.

Per normal ICAO standards, the high risk of a cardiac occurrence is a disqualifying condition. High cholesterol alone is not, it is one of the risk factors. It is monitored and added to the evaluation matrix if over the standard limit. When I went over 8, things started happening on the high chol basis alone.

Originally Posted by ICAO Doc 8984 Manual of Civil Aviation Medicine
Serum cholesterol
1.3.4 Although some Licensing Authorities require measurement of the cholesterol, it is not an ICAO requirement. However, a level > 8 mmol/L (320 mg/dL) should be treated (best with a statin, e.g. simvastatin, atorvastatin) whether or not there are other risk factors present. In the presence of overt coronary artery disease, targets should be: total cholesterol < 5 mmol/l (< 190 mg/dL) and LDL cholesterol < 3 mmol/L (< 115 mg/dL) or, in the presence of diabetes < 4.5 mmol/L (< 175 mg/dL) and < 2.5 mmol/L (< 100 mg/dL), respectively.

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