I suffer from FA and syncope. I am a heavy vehicle driver. What do you advise me?

Question: Two months ago I had several loss of consciousness, after which I was diagnosed with atrial fibrillation. I'm going to resume my job as a trucker and I'm afraid that this will happen to me while driving. I don't know if you could ask for a disability with this disease. What do you advise me? Juan (Madrid)

Answer: They should be tested several times before continuing to drive heavy vehicles. If you had syncope while driving, the consequences could be very serious, not only for you. The tests to be performed would be: a stress ECG and a Holter ECG and a tilting table test. The issue of invalidity will depend on the result of medical tests assessed by a medical court.

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