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How soon may a driver be certified after coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery?

The driver should not return to driving sooner than 3 months after CABG, to allow the sternal incision to heal. The driver should meet all the following criteria:
Clearance by physician (usually cardiologist)
Resting echocardiogram with an LVEF >40% after CABG
Asymptomatic status with no angina

Last Updated : April 1, 2014