Airmen or individuals applying for aeromedical certification with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) must meet certain cardiovascular standards set forth under 14 C.F.R §§ 67.111, 67.211, and 67.311 of the Federal Aviation Regulations. If you are applying for medical certification with the FAA and do not meet the standards set forth under these regulations, the FAA will deny your application.
The cardiovascular standards, regardless of whether the applicant is applying for first (1st), second (2nd), or third (3rd) class medical certification, require, in part, that the applicant have no established medical history or clinical diagnosis of any myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary heart disease that has required treatment or, if treated, cardiac valve replacement, permanent cardiac pacemaker implantation, or heart replacement.
Unlike the standards for a second (2nd) or third (3rd) class medical certificate, first (1st) medical certificates also require the applicant to demonstrate an absence of myocardial infarction and other clinically significant abnormality on electrocardiographic examination at the first application after reaching the 35th birthday and on an annual basis after reaching the 40th birthday.
If your application for airman medical certification with the FAA has been deferred by your Aviation Medical Examiner (AME) or denied by the FAA due to arrhythmias, high blood pressure, coronary artery disease (CAD), coronary heart disease (CHD), abnormal electrocardiogram (ECG/EKG), hypertension, pacemaker implantation, stent implantation, valve replacement, or any other cardiovascular-related matter, The Ison Law Firm is standing by to advocate for your eligibility to hold a medical certificate.