LawrenceMck
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ECG Heart Scan

Thu Apr 20, 2006 4:50 am

Hey A.Netters, really not sure if this is the right place to post but here goes.

I was due to take my first solo flight within a few weeks but I hadn't yet had my medical examination. So I went to have it done at a local hospital. The first test was a heart examination (the ECG) just to see if everything is ok.

After the test the Doctor said there were a few abnormalities, but he said these results could be normal for me individually. He has now referred to to a specialist at Gatwick where further tests will be carried out. This could mean the difference between never flying again or making something of what I love doing most, flying.

Is there anyone out there who has been through a similar experience when applying for a medical certificate. I know you're not all doctors but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Lawrence
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LH4U
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RE: ECG Heart Scan

Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:07 am

Hi Lawrence,

I friend of mine had a similar situation. I don´t know exactly what it was about his ECG that wasn´t normal, but they hooked him up with a mobile heart monitor for 24 hours and found him fit to fly. He´s been flying 737 for 5 years now and never had a problem again during his yearly medical.

Good luck!
 
LawrenceMck
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RE: ECG Heart Scan

Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:10 am

Hi LH4U

Thanks very much for the feedback, very reassuring, thanks once again.

Lawrence  Smile
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Bugdriver
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RE: ECG Heart Scan

Thu Apr 20, 2006 6:36 am

Check the other forum you posted on.
 
dgehfx
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RE: ECG Heart Scan

Thu Apr 20, 2006 8:05 am

When I was 21 years old I was told by a doctor after an ECG examination that I had a totally erratic heartbeat. 5 minutes later he said it was completely normal. (I had taken ill during a visit to NYC and had gone to the hospital Ambulatory/Outpatient service).
I'm now 52 and swim 2 km a day, have taken several 3 day bicycle trips and run frequently.
My point is, don't fret! Wait for the results of further testing. It could very easily be nothing serious at all.
Good luck to you.

Doug
 
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RE: ECG Heart Scan

Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:13 pm

Yep..get a Holter study done...you will wear a monitor about the size of a big cell phone for about 24 hours. This will capture your "normal" rhythms. Most folks will experiance "Office Issues" when visiting a Doctor or dentist that can cause higer than normal heart rates or blood pressure.

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