New DVLA Guidelines for individuals with cardiac conditions

We have been told there has been an update to DVLA rules from January 2018. We are not sure if you are aware or have seen this so just wanted to share this with you. This may not be relevant to some of you so please check their website according your circumstances.

They have included specific sections on LQTS and Brugada Syndrome.

Interestingly, ALL LQT cases must inform the DVLA and those with a QTc >500ms MUST NOT drive until formal DVLA communication, regardless of symptoms.

There is information on the government website which gives guidance to medical professionals to use when assessing drivers with cardiovascular disorders

www.gov.uk/guidance/cardiovascular-disorders-assessing-fitness-to-drive

It is important that any questions regarding driving are discussed individually with a specialist cardiologist who will be able to help with offering the best advice for your personal situation.

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