Coronary Artery Disease Evaluation and Management Considerations for High Risk Occupations: Commercial Vehicle Drivers and Pilots

Nadia R. Sutton, Shrilla Banerjee, Matthew M. Cooper, Armin Zadeh, Judy Kim, Mansoor A. Arain, Sunil V. Rao, Roger S. Blumenthal

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Abstract

Optimal treatment of stable ischemic heart disease for those in the transportation industry is considered in the context of the individual's health, as well as with the perspective that sudden impairment could have catastrophic consequences for others. This article focuses on two high risk occupations that one may encounter in practice: commercial motor vehicle drivers and commercial pilots. This article discusses coronary heart disease in patients in high risk occupations and covers current guideline recommendations for screening, treatment, and secondary prevention. The importance of the complimentary perspectives of the regulatory agency, medical examiners, physicians, and pilot or driver are considered in this narrative review, as are considerations for future guideline updates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere009950
Pages (from-to)644-656
Number of pages13
JournalCirculation: Cardiovascular Interventions
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2021

Keywords

  • motor vehicle
  • myocardial ischemia
  • occupations
  • pilots
  • sudden death

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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