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

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Sutton, NR; Banerjee, S; Cooper, MM; Arbab-Zadeh, A; Kim, J; Arain, MA; Rao, SV; Blumenthal, RS

Published Date

  • June 7, 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 14 / 6

Start / End Page

  • e009950 -

PubMed ID

  • 34092098

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1941-7632

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1941-7640

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1161/circinterventions.120.009950


  • eng