Section 9: Peripheral Vascular Diseases

1. Aortic aneurysm

2. Deep vein thrombosis (DVT)

3. Peripheral arterial aneurysm


Section 9: Peripheral Vascular Diseases


Aortic aneurysm No restrictions to driving unless other disqualifying conditions are present. Individuals whose aneurysm appears to be at the stage of imminent rupture based on size, location, and/or recent change should not drive until the aneurysm has been repaired, if possible.

Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) Patients with acute DVT may resume driving when their international normalized ratio (INR) is therapeutic or risk of embolism is otherwise appropriately treated, and they can demonstrate adequate ankle dorsiflexion.

The physician should advise individuals with a history of DVT to take frequent ‘mobilization breaks’ when driving long distances.

Peripheral arterial aneurysm No restrictions unless other disqualifying conditions are present. Patients whose aneurysm appears to be at the stage of imminent rupture based on size, location, and/or recent change should not drive until the aneurysm has been repaired, if possible.



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