In this video, Dr. O P. Yadava, Chief Cardiac Surgeon, National Heart Institute talks about whether driving is safe after a bypass surgery. Dr. Yadava also tells us about the adverse effects if proper care is not taken while driving. Normally, a person can drive from the very next day of the bypass surgery as there won’t be any problem with the functioning of his heart but the problem is of safety. The patient has to swirl while driving and this can pull his pectoral muscle leading to severe sternum pain. Driving is not recommended for at least 4 – 6 weeks after the bypass surgery.