Table 7

Recommendations for atrial fibrillation

Recommendations
Aircrew with atrial fibrillation (AF) are initially unfit for flying and require a thorough evaluation for underlying cardiological and non-cardiological diseases, including the need for anticoagulation.Highly recommended
For pilots, return to unrestricted flight duties is possible after a single episode of AF without underlying disease and a clearly identified trigger factor. All other aircrew may be considered for a return to restricted aircrew duties (no single seat, no high performance) depending on their symptoms and their rhythm stability.Recommended