MedTap: Lifestyle after a heart attack – driving, flying and travel

MedTap: Lifestyle after a heart attack – driving, flying and travel

August 16, 2019 0 By Bertrand Dibbert


after a heart attack if you drive a car
or motorcycle you don’t need to inform the DVLA however it is recommended you
speak with your heart team who will tell you when you’ll be allowed to drive
again this could be between one to four weeks if you have a bus lorry coach or
public carriage license and you’ve had a heart attack you must inform the DVLA
when you can resume driving will depend on the treatment you’ve had and how
stable your condition is the minimum wait is six weeks whatever driving
license you hold you must tell your motor insurance company that you’ve had
a heart attack and about any treatment you’ve had if you don’t your insurance
might not be valid if you’ve had a heart attack with no complications
you can usually fly within a few weeks it is best to check this with your heart
team as it will depend on the overall state of your health and how well you’re
recovering it is important to ensure you have the appropriate insurance before
undertaking any trip whilst having had a heart attack may make this more
expensive we recommend you shop around to get the best insurance for your
specific condition remember to pack more medication than you need in your hand
luggage and it’s a good idea to take a copy of your prescription with you do
remember to enjoy your trip