Inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks—incidence, effect, and implications for driver licensing

Inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks—incidence, effect, and implications... J Interv Card Electrophysiol (2017) 49:271–280 DOI 10.1007/s10840-017-0272-4 MULTIMEDIA REPORT Inappropriate implantable cardioverter defibrillator shocks—incidence, effect, and implications for driver licensing 1 2 2 3 Eiichi Watanabe & Katsunori Okajima & Akira Shimane & Tomoya Ozawa & 4 5 6 7 Tetsuyuki Manaka & Itsuro Morishima & Toru Asai & Masahiko Takagi & 8 9 10 11 Toshihiro Honda & Atsunobu Kasai & Eitaro Fujii & Kohei Yamashiro & 12 12 13 14 Ritsuko Kohno & Haruhiko Abe & Takashi Noda & Takashi Kurita & 15 16 16 17 Shigeyuki Watanabe & Hiroya Ohmori & Takashi Nitta & Yoshifusa Aizawa & 18 19 Ken Kiyono & Ken Okumura Received: 3 April 2017 /Accepted: 10 July 2017 /Published online: 20 July 2017 The Author(s) 2017. This article is an open access publication Abstract therapies. We studied the rate of syncope associated with in- Purpose Patients with implantable cardioverter defibrillators appropriate ICD therapies to provide a scientific basis for for- (ICDs) have an ongoing risk of sudden incapacitation that mulating driving restrictions. may cause traffic accidents. However, there are limited data Methods Inappropriate ICD therapy event data between 1997 on the magnitude of this risk after inappropriate ICD and 2014 from Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology Springer Journals

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