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Cardiovascular System


{"ops":[{"insert":"In-flight medical emergencies: overview"},{"insert":"\n","attributes":{"header":1}},{"insert":"When flying as a doctor, there is always a chance of being called to attend on a sick fellow passenger. In-flight medical emergencies are estimated to occur in around 1 out of every 600 flights.\n\nCommon medical problems encountered are syncope, gastrointestinal symptoms and cardiovascular symptoms. The pressure differences and reduced oxygen saturations experienced during flight can exacerbate symptoms in people with pre-existing cardiac and pulmonary disease.\n\nIn general, physicians on board are not legally bound to attend to emergencies (although this varies by country) but often feel ethically compelled to do so. When attending to emergencies, honesty about one\u2019s clinical experience and competence in managing emergencies is crucial.\n\nT"}]}

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