Written by Steve Cannon for USSA News. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has made a significant revision to the medical requirements for commercial airline pilots, allowing for a greater range of heart rhythms to be deemed safe for flight. This change was made based on ‘new scientific evidence’ that emerged during the pandemic. Expanding the Acceptable Range: FAA Increases PR Interval for First-Degree Atrioventricular Block The FAA has increased the maximum ‘PR’ interval for first-degree atrioventricular block to 300 milliseconds for pilots of all ages. Previously, this maximum was 210 milliseconds, but only for pilots under 51 years of age.
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