Cardiac health for astronauts: current selection standards and their limitations.

@article{Hamilton2005CardiacHF,
  title={Cardiac health for astronauts: current selection standards and their limitations.},
  author={Douglas R. Hamilton and Jocelyn D Murray and Divya Kapoor and Andrew W Kirkpatrick},
  journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={76 7},
  pages={615-26}
}
INTRODUCTION The screening tests for coronary artery disease (CAD) for applicants and the active astronaut corps are similar to those performed in the 1960s. Due to the limited treatment and return capabilities of most space vehicles, an in-flight cardiac event would result in mission failure. Improved CAD screening of astronauts is, therefore, paramount to long-duration mission success. METHODS Literature review was performed to compare active and retired astronaut populations to other… CONTINUE READING

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