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Table 2 Information on driving restrictions following ICD implantation, as reported by patients

From: Driving following defibrillator implantation: development and pilot results from a nationwide questionnaire

Variable No. of patients (%)
Informed about driving restrictions (n = 37)
 Yes 18 (49%)
 No 7 (19%)
 Cannot remember 12 (32%)
Way information was given (n = 18)
 Only verbally 12 (67%)
 Only in writing
 Both verbally and in writing 6 (33%)
Information given (n = 18)
 Resume driving immediately 1(6%)
 Resume when I felt ready 1 (6%)
 Resume after 1 week 4 (22%)
 Resume after 1 month 3 (17%)
 Resume after 3 months 8 (44%)
 Resume after 6 months
 Never to drive again 1 (6%)
Level of satisfaction with information given (n = 18)
 Very satisfied or satisfied 14 (78%)
 Neutral 4 (22%)
 Dissatisfied or very dissatisfied