I’m currently 29, have absolutely zero time as a pilot, but am strongly considering changing careers and pursuing the dream I’ve had since I was a child: becoming a commercial airline pilot. I’ve been doing a lot of research lately and this forum has been invaluable in that regard.
I did some digging into what is included as a part of a First Class Medical exam and found that your heart health is one of the things they look at closely (and rightfully so). I don’t have any history of heart health problems, however I have a significant genetic history of both cholesterol and blood pressure problems. I am currently on medications to control both. I’ve had an ECG test and an ultrasound exam from a cardiologist who determined my heart was perfectly healthy with no signs of a problem.
My question is this: would these treatments in any way hinder me from passing a First Class Medical exam? And if for some reason they might, would working on controlling these risk factors to bring levels down further help pass the exam later on down the line?
Thank you in advance!