Small Stroke and Certfication

Discussion in 'Medical Topics' started by Some Anonymous Guy, Dec 30, 2018.

  1. A pilot friend of mine suffered a minor stroke a few weeks back. No loss-of-consciousness just a little transient motor impairment. They had to slide down the stairs on their rear as they couldn't manage to walk. Subsequent neurological tests look normal (in fact, the neurologists inquired why the patient was there as it appeared to be nothing wrong with them).

    What's the issuance path look like on this (we realize that Basic Med is currently off the table).
     
  2. lbfjrmd

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    either report or apply anew with new history. be prepared to support a normal neurological exam and expect FAA to require reports such as brain scans, carotid ultrasound and tests for other possible causes of a stroke or a transient ischemic attack. It can be easy and straight forward if all is in order.
     
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    Neurocognitive (psychology) evaluation is now standard for all strokes except cerebellum; and the FAA CVE (treadmill, glucose, lipids, CV assessment letter) +neurologist.....
     
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    How do they know he had a tia or stroke? There are other things that could have caused those symptoms.
     
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    TIA, can get worse very quickly Depending on the cause.
    TIA caused by blood clot that moved, then dissolved. Repeated migraine and TIA, what is causing it.
    Found to be an aneurism on a major brain artery. Clot would form in aneurism and then move, cause minor blockage, TIA, dissolve.

    The aneurism could have burst at anytime, instant death.
    It was the wife, successful surgery 18 years ago. I still have her.
     
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    bbchien Touchdown! Greaser!

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    This is not an aeromedically useable distinction. FAA treats them all the same. Including the "RIND". That's because a TIA turns into a stroke in the drop of a hat.
     
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