You can be fined up to £1,000 if you don’t tell DVLA about a medical condition that affects your driving. You may be prosecuted if you’re involved in an accident as a result.
Car or motorcycle licence
You do not need to tell DVLA if you’ve had a catheter ablation.
You should not drive for 4 weeks after an ablation for:
- ventricular tachycardia (VT) when there is impaired ventricular function
- congenital heart disease even if you’ve had corrective surgery
Following all other ablations you may drive after 2 days.
Bus, coach or lorry licence
You must tell DVLA if you’ve had a catheter ablation. You must not drive for 6 weeks after your treatment.
Fill in form VOCH1 and send it to DVLA. The address is on the form.