A-Fib or Artrial fibrillation is one type of arrhythmia and is the most common and well known to truck drivers. It is an abnormal heart rhythm characterized by the rapid and irregular beating of the atrial chambers of the heart…
Heart murmurs a relatively common in our society. According to the American Heart Association a heart murmur exists in 40 to 45% of children and 10 percent of adults. Murmurs can come and go throughout a person’s lifetime, and most are innocent. Also, since murmurs don’t often cause noticeable symptoms, you could have a murmur and not even know it.
Medical examiners are all aware of the fact that
drivers that have difficulties identifying certain colors can also be a danger to
themselves and others while on the road. That said, medical examiners often times
confuse being color blind to being unable to drive safely. This is far from the truth…
Waiting periods or defined time frames that a driver must wait following a health related event (like a heart attack) regardless of any treating provider’s opinion. The time frames are based on research statistics relating to necessary recovery times following the event (or treatment such as surgery) that ensure that the driver is safe to operate a commercial motor vehicle.