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

Vijgen, Johan; Botto, Gianluca; Camm, John; Höijer, Carl Johan LU ; Jung, Werner; Le Heuzey, Jean-Yves; Lubinski, Andrzej; Norekval, Tone M.; Santomauro, Maurizio and Schalij, Martin, et al. (2009) In Europace 11(8). p.1097-1107
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... (More)
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. (Less)
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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.},
  author       = {Vijgen, Johan and Botto, Gianluca and Camm, John and Höijer, Carl Johan and Jung, Werner and Le Heuzey, Jean-Yves and Lubinski, Andrzej and Norekval, Tone M. and Santomauro, Maurizio and Schalij, Martin and Schmid, Jean-Paul and Vardas, Panos},
  issn         = {1532-2092},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {8},
  pages        = {1097--1107},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Europace},
  title        = {Consensus statement of the European Heart Rhythm Association: updated recommendations for driving by patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/europace/eup112},
  volume       = {11},
  year         = {2009},
}