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Old 14th Feb 2018, 08:41
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cardiac stents and class 2 medicals

Hi Guys,

I'm the proud owner of a new heart stent. I'd like to understand the chances of getting my Class 2 medical back.

Has anyone been through the process as outlined by CASA? What's been your experience?

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Old 14th Feb 2018, 09:12
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Flying Ted, I seem to remember a former pres of AOPA having stents fitted...he didnt have a heart attack prior... some medical hoops were put in front of him but, from memory, he got his licence back.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 10:51
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There's a list of disqualifyibg conditions on the CASA website from memory. Though the only way to know for sure is to book the medical and give it a go.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 13:07
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Hi Flying Ted

PM sent.

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Old 14th Feb 2018, 18:52
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I think there is a 6 month sit out for a class 1 med, pass the required tests and complete a stress echo and your back. Class 2 I assume much the same.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 21:58
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Six months sit out for a stent in a major artery, only six weeks for a stent in any of the other arteries,Stress ECG and a report to CASA from the Cardiologist.
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Old 14th Feb 2018, 23:26
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Mate retained his ATPL and continued professional flying after having one fitted.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 03:29
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I know two senior pilots at my airline who still fly after having stents so I would imagine a class two won’t be a problem.
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Old 15th Feb 2018, 10:06
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For a class 1 medical it's 6 months on the bench (major artery stent) and then back to work with no hassles.
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