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10.1 Acceptable Blood Pressure Levels


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Item 1.10 of table 67.150, Item 2.10 of table 67.155 2.10, and Item 3.10 of table 67.160 specify that the systolic and diastolic blood pressures are within limits specified by CASA from time to time in the Designated Aviation Medical Examiner’s Handbook (even if approved drugs are used to maintain the blood pressure within those limits).

The limits acceptable are as follows:

Systolic BP: 150 mm of Hg
Diastolic BP: 90 mm of Hg

Note 1: These values are higher than best practice for medical management, and have been chosen to allow for variation in and between management regimes.

Note 2: Higher BP recordings may increase the Cardiovascular risk Index (CRI).