Matters of the Heart

| February 01, 2010

Cardiovascular disease accounts for about one in every three deaths in the Uniteshutterstock_45454591d States, according to the American Heart Association. More than 74 million Americans have high blood pressure. And these problems are thought to be closely connected with other diseases and disorders, like diabetes and sleep apnea. Altogether, it’s a laundry list of problems that can cause you to lose your CDL.

February is American Heart Month, as designated by the American Heart Association. Throughout the month, we will provide editorial coverage of heart-related issues here on the Fit for the Road site, everything from Q&As with survivors to articles about FMCSA’s heart-health guidelines to discussions with doctors who specialize in cardiovascular conditions.

If you have questions related to heart health, please send those to, and we will attempt to answer them or have a doctor answer them, when possible.

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