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I have a defibrillator and was denied a medical card for a

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i have a defibrillator and was denied a medical card for a CDL can you explain why for my employers
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: i was denied a medical card 2 years ago and my employers are wanting to know if this is true about the a defibrillator being a disqualifacation for medical card
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: i had heart surgery in '02
JA: Do you know if your family has a history of heart disease? In general, how would you describe your health lately?
Customer: father had congestive heart failure my health today is good
Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 5 months ago.

sorry, heart conditions for having an implated cardiac defibillator will disqualify you from getting a commercial driver's license. You can find more information in the Federal DOT Regulations and Medical Examination Guidelines.