Sudden death of cardiac origin in drivers of motor vehicles has been perceived to be a danger to other drivers, passengers, pedestrians and property, and in provinces other than Ontario people with a history of cardiac disease are not permitted to hold a commercial driver's licence. An examination of the literature indicates that injury or death of others occurs rarely when someone dies while driving. It is postulated that drivers who have a myocardial infarction experience warning symptoms, which allows them to take action to prevent a serious accident. It is suggested that a history of heart disease should not necessarily prevent people from holding a commercial driver's licence.

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    Canadian Medical Association

    1867 Alta Vista Drive, P.O. Box 8650
    Ottawa, Ontario  Canada  K1G 0G8
  • Authors:
    • Kerwin, A J
  • Publication Date: 1984-8-15

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  • Accession Number: 00451810
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-039 087
  • Files: HSL, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Dec 31 1985 12:00AM