Consensus statement of the European Heart Rhythm Association: updated recommendations for driving by patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators

Johan Vijgen, Gianluca Botto, John Camm, Carl Johan Höijer, Werner Jung, Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Andrzej Lubinski, Tone M. Norekval, Maurizio Santomauro, Martin Schalij, Jean-Paul Schmid, Panos Vardas

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Abstract

Patients with an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) have an ongoing risk of sudden incapacitation that might cause harm to others while driving a car. Driving restrictions vary across different countries in Europe. The most recent recommendations for driving of ICD patients in Europe were published in 1997 and focused mainly on patients implanted for secondary prevention. In recent years there has been a vast increase in the number of patients with an ICD and in the percentage of patients implanted for primary prevention. The EHRA task force on ICD and driving was formed to reassess the risk of driving for ICD patients based on the literature available. The recommendations are summarized in the following table and are further explained in the document.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1097-1107
JournalEuropace
Volume11
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

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