If you are having a taxi driver medical in the UK then you won’t usually need to have a heart test such as an ECG. However, there are some cases in which extra tests may be required. You will probably need to have a cardiac test during your taxi driver medical if you have been diagnosed with a heart problem.
The carotid Doppler scan is a special type of ultrasound that can be used to check for blockages in the blood vessels that supply your brain. If these arteries are narrowed or blocked then it can increase the chances that you will have a stroke. You may require treatment if a problem is detected during the carotid Doppler scan in order to reduce this risk and ensure a good blood supply for your brain.