Assessing fitness to drive
All patients with ICDs or CRT-Ds have restrictions on driving imposed by the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency).
They cannot drive after receiving a shock from their defibrillator.
We will need to assess you in Pacing Clinic to assess why you received a shock, and if it was appropriate, and this will dictate how long you must refrain from driving.
For the most current fitness to drive criteria please see:
Sudden Cardiac Arrest
Sudden Cardiac Arrest UK (SCA UK) started of as a meeting in a pub in London in 2015 with people attending from far and wide.
Soon after, an online presense was created so that survivors, their rescuers, friends, family and medical professionals interested in this subject could interact with each other.