Which medical conditions are UK based flying doctors needed for?
This breakdown of the primary medical condition responsible for each of 138 consecutive sorties between 2007 and early 2012 shows the most common reason why UK based flying doctors are needed: heart attack. This is followed by epileptic seizures, collapsed lungs and cardiac arrhythmias. All of these conditions can relapse on board and require prompt treatment by a doctor to avoid diverting the aircraft.
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