Preventative Health

Pulmonary Embolism



You must provide your medical examiner with the following information:

    Date of pulmonary embolism / DVT onset.

    Name and location of treating health care professional.

    What interventions have been done.

    Medications you are taking.

    Treatment plan / frequency of testing

    Last dose of Anticagulant 

    Last INR: if on Warfarin (Coumadin)

    Use of Oxygen

    Side effects of medication. 


Any history of chest pain, shortness of breath, swelling of ankles, dizziness or fatigue. Report if symptoms at rest or symptoms on exertion.


Waiting period:  Three months with no recurrence.


Testing:  If you are on Warfarin (Coumadin),  you must  obtain last 3 months of INR’s to document stability



Driver who is stable and asymptomatic:  Certify up to one year


Not Certifiable: 

Driver with:  Hypoxemia at rest, symptomatic, oxygen use, insufficiently anticoagulated, or severely abnormal lung function documented by testing as above.