Can you keep your CDL if you have had heart bypass surgery?


Is there a law that states that you cannot drive after heart bypass surgery. If so can you collect social security disability?

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Jul 28, 2014
stents NEW
by: JOEM

I have a question for anybody out there. I will have had 5 stents put in by the end of this month. Will I be disqualified to drive at all or until Dr's clearance? I am planning on retiring by the end of this year anyway.

Jun 19, 2014
Disqualification NEW
by: Anonymous

You absolutely are disqualified after a heart bypass and must be requalified before operating a CMV

Apr 22, 2012
heart attack
by: jonathan

on November 4, 2011 i had a heart attack and a stent placed in an artery. Doctors said i could go back to work after two weeks, however DOT guidelines said i couldn't go back for two months.

i am sure there is this waiting period for bypass surgery as well and i think it is longer than that but if OK by doctor you should be OK.

You will have to get a new medical card every year from then on after

Mar 30, 2012
Qualifications For Getting A CDL - Heart Bypass
by: Hervy

Marcia, a person is not automatically disqualified after heart bypass. It will be discussed and determined with the physician during the DOT Physical exam in detail.

His/her opinion will determine whether you are able to get a medical card with permission to operate a commercial vehicle.

Links to medical qualifications including scope of DOT physical requirements by the Physician are on this page.

Do I Qualifying For CDL

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