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January 2022 Br J Cardiol 2022;29:40 doi:10.5837/bjc.2022.006

Correspondence: Improving DVLA advice upon discharge after cardiac device implantation

Arsalan Khalil, Tamara Naneishvili, Abigail Mayo-Evans, James Glancy

Abstract

Following the article by Drs Inderjeet Bharaj et al.4 asking whether the medical profession is doing enough to give patients appropriate advice about driving after certain cardiac conditions, we are writing to share our own protocol. Hereford County Hospital is a 208-bed district general hospital that implants around 200–250 cardiac devices yearly, including complex cardiac devices, such as implantable cardiac defibrillator (ICD) and cardiac resynchronisation therapy (CRT) devices. Many implants are in emergency inpatients and our aim was to increase the provision of appropriate driving advice upon discharge. Method and measurements Baselin

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