Systolic blood pressure in fighter pilots after 12-15 years service

P. Froom, M. Gross, J. Barzilay, D. F. Forecast, S. Margaliot, J. Benbassat

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Abstract

Systolic blood pressure (SBP) was measured at entry and after 12-15 years in 112 fighter pilots and compared to 112 transport and helicopter pilots. The pilots were 20-24 years old on entry into the study. Mean SBP ± 1 S.D. on entry was 122 ± 12 mm Hg in fighter pilots and 124 ± 12 mm Hg in transport and helicopter pilots. After 12-15 years follow-up the mean SBP was 118 ± 12 mm Hg in both groups. We conclude that the stress of flying fighter aircraft for 12-15 years is not associated with an increased risk of hypertension.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)367-369
Number of pages3
JournalAviation Space and Environmental Medicine
Volume57
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1986
Externally publishedYes

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