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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

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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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November 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28:134–38 doi:10.5837/bjc.2021.048

Real-world evaluation of follow-up strategies after ICD therapies in patients with VT (REFINE-VT)

Patrick Tran, Leeann Marshall, Ian Patchett, Handi Salim, Shamil Yusuf, Sandeep Panikker, Michael Kuehl, Faizel Osman, Prithwish Banerjee, Harpal Randeva, Tarvinder Dhanjal

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Introduction Implantable cardiac defibrillators (ICDs) have become the cornerstone in preventing sudden cardiac death in susceptible patients or survivors of malignant ventricular arrhythmias (VAs).1-3 Although they terminate VA and improve survival, there is still a risk of recurrent VAs and ICD shocks, which are associated with profound psycho-social stress, worsening heart failure (HF) and increased mortality.2-4 Several strategies are available to address this, with specific advantages and risks. Programming to delayed-detection therapy windows can attenuate ICD therapy risk, but do not completely eliminate shocks.5 Anti-arrhythmic drugs

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A survey of post-cardiac rhythm device implantation: movement and mobilisation advice in the UK

January 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26:14–8 doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.002

A survey of post-cardiac rhythm device implantation: movement and mobilisation advice in the UK

George Collins, Sarah Hamill, Catherine Laventure, Stuart Newell, Brian Gordon

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Introduction The number of patients receiving cardiac rhythm devices (CRDs) in the UK continues to grow.1 After device implantation, to reduce the probability of lead displacement and, therefore, re-intervention, patients are often advised to limit certain arm movements and physical activities for a defined period of time.2 Sources of this post-procedure movement and mobilisation advice include manufacturers’ guidelines, national information leaflets and local implanting centre policy. However, there is no consensus guidance on what the advice should be, and no published evidence to show that post-implant movement restrictions reduce compl

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