Background: Little is known regarding the appropriate duration for driving restrictions after inappropriate implantable cardiac shock device (ICSD) therapy. Methods and Results: We evaluated the Nippon Storm Study data, and found that inappropriate ICSD therapy occurred in 114 (7.6%) patients during a median follow-up of 464 days. Among those patients, 25 experienced further inappropriate ICSD therapy during a subsequent median follow-up of 380 days. Time-dependent recurrence of inappropriate ICSD therapy occurred in 19 (76%) patients within 180 days. Conclusions: The interval for driving restrictions after inappropriate ICSD therapy can be reduced.
|Number of pages||3|
|Publication status||Published - 2014|
- Cardiac resynchronization therapy
- Driving restriction
- Implantable cardioverter defibrillator
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine