Curious about First class


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Hey Doc,

Just a quick question that popped into my head just out of curiosity:

Is it at all possible for a pilot to receive a first class medical AFTER having a heart attack or if he/she has diabetes or a major disqualifying factor?

Yes I know these are disqualifying but through waivers and recoveries and such, is there any hope for these people to get their 1st class back and continue their career?

Thanks a lot! just a little curious.
YES:) I have many airline pilots who have had a "heart attack" and have a current medical certificate and are flying for major carriers. There are some hoops to jump through but it can be done without too much trouble.