DVLA Group 1 rules

sxkerr's version from 2016-04-16 16:13


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hypertensioncan drive unless treatment causes unacceptable side effects, no need to notify DVLA.
hypertension Group 2no driving if resting BP consistently 180 mmHg systolic or more and/or 100 mm Hg diastolic or more
angioplasty (elective)1 week off driving
CABG4 weeks off driving
acute coronary syndrome4 weeks off driving
acute coronary syndrome successfully treated by angioplasty1 week off driving
anginadriving must cease if symptoms occur at rest/at the wheel
pacemaker insertion1 week off driving
implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) for sustained ventricular arrhythmiacease driving for 6 months
prophylatic implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)no driving for 1 month.
ICD Group 2cannot drive
successful catheter ablation for an arrhythmia2 days off driving
aortic aneurysm of 6cm or morenotify DVLA. Licensing will be permitted subject to annual review.
Aortic aneurysm of 6.5 cm or morecannot drive
heart transplantDVLA do not need to be notified