The increasing number of patients with permanent cardiac pacemakers raises the question of whether such persons should be licensed to drive motor vehicles, or, if licensed, allowed unrestricted driving privileges. There have been no reports of a pacemaker failure that could account for a motor vehicle accident. Present knowledge reasons that each patient with a pacemaker who applies for a driving license should be evaluated by a cardiologist. The types of vehicle and driving must be considered, as many physicians do not approve patients with pacemakers driving a commercial vehicle.

  • Corporate Authors:

    American College of Physicians

    4200 Pine Street
    Philadelphia, PA  United States  19104
  • Authors:
    • Brandaleone, H
  • Publication Date: 1974-10

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 548-550
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00127320
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Apr 21 1976 12:00AM