Morning everybody , quick question , do I have to tell dvla that I have Artial fibrillation ?? Kindest regards
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Only if it effects you driving safely, I didn't notify them but had to when I had a pacemaker fitted.
Your other problem may also be your insurance 😢
My insurance company weren't interested when I told them.
Probably just as well you told them. Do you have a record? I asked them to put a note on my file.
I will ring back and do that , thanks for the heads up on that one 😉
I did look a the DVLA website where they suggest that you do notify them if you didn't there could be a fine of £1000
I would recommend you go on their website and have a look.
Hope this helps
Hi, when I was in hospital following a HA and stents I asked the consultant about driving and he said I could continue to drive and didn’t have to notify anyone.
I told the DVLA and my insurance company so that if anything happened they couldn't hold it against me at a later date!
Phone the DVLA and talk to them, better safe than sorry. They even offered to put a summary of my conversation with them in writing. My understanding is you only need to notify you car insurance provider if its a notifiable condition at the DVLA, talk to them and ask for a record to be put on file.
I think it also depends on the GP or Cardiologist if they tell you that you can not drive until issue is resolved.
Thank you I will do that
I phoned DVLA about my AF when I renewed my licence in February. They said that I should report the AF to them and they would contact my GP. I did that and still waiting for my licence. My only AF symptom is occasional breathlessness. Am on Bisoprolol & Apixaban.
Link to DVLA
As said by others, the DVLA website states that you only need to contact them if your AF/arrhythmia affects your capability to drive your car.
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