Syncope and ICD: What Are the Implications and Recommendations for Driving?

  • A. Jaussi
  • M. Fromer
  • L. Kappenberger
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Driving a motor car has become an essential part of modern life in all developed countries. People who live in remote areas, especially in rural communities, rely upon their vehicles for getting to work, as well as for many other daily activities, such as shopping and going to cultural and social events. Regardless the reason for it, being deprived of the right to drive may therefore represent a serious restriction of lifestyle, is always a major narcissistic wound and may impair social integration.


Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Road Accident Chronic Atrial Fibrillation Canadian Cardiovascular Society Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator Shock 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Jaussi
    • 1
  • M. Fromer
    • 1
  • L. Kappenberger
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of CardiologyCHUV-PMULausanneSwitzerland

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