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Need to quit driving due to low ejection fraction - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Hypertension and Heart Disease
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User :   i have a 30% ejection fraction and i drive a 18 wheeler i also have a pacemaker ,arthritis in hands and knees,and sleep apnea do i need to quit driving with these condition .also is this a basic for disability
Doctor :   hello
User :   hello
Doctor :   i am DR here
Doctor :   may i know your age please ?
User :   ok i am sam nice to meet you i am 55
Doctor :   nice to meet you too
Doctor :   well in your condition what you have mentioned
Doctor :   you are surely not fit to drive and it does gives you a basic for disability
User :   i was just wondering my doctor gave me a release with restrictions no weight picked up more than 25 lbs company want except restrictions so i was able to talk doctor into taking restrictions off
Doctor :   normal ejection fraction is anywahere between 55 to 75 and in your case its way too low
User :   ok doc i thank you for your info
Doctor :   your most welcome
Doctor :   take care of your self
User :   you to
Doctor :   and hope you are taking good care of your self
Doctor :   have a nice day
Doctor :   good bye
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