Resumption of motor vehicle operation in vasovagal fainters

Keith G Lurie, Demosthenes Iskos, Scott Sakaguchi, Gerard J. Fahy, David G Benditt

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Abstract

This study surveyed current practice patterns with respect to the manner by which cardiac arrhythmia specialists advise patients with vasovagal syncope regarding resumption of motor vehicle operation. Among 66 physician- respondents from 9 countries, 98% indicated that they rely on tilt-table testing to establish a diagnosis, and, if an effective treatment is found based on serial tilt-table testing, they recommend a 6- to 7-week symptom- free waiting period before advising return to driving.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)604-606
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume83
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 1999

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