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If I get a implantable heart defibrillator will I still be able to drive ?

If I get a implantable heart defibrillator will I still be able to drive ? not the same as a pace maker.
Mon, 14 Dec 2009
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This device has nothing to do with driving. You will be able to feel it when it goes off, but it is a quick shock. Chances are good that you will be feeling the tachycardic rhythm that precedes the shock, so when you feel this, get ready for the shock! AICDs are very common now and are often placed in precautionary situations. You may never need yours; it may never shock you.
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