Catheter ablation and driving

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.