I have an ICD fitted. Should i tell my work, university etc?

If you have an ICD fitted and you’re driving, you definitely need to inform the DVLA. It will also be prudent that you inform, obviously your immediate family, but also people you are involved within your everyday activities. And that’s prudent because if you were to get an arrhythmia and have a fainting episode, then individuals should be aware of the diagnosis and the fact that you’ve got an ICD and that can also be very helpful for the paramedics or any of the ambulance staff that may arrive at the scene if you were to experience an episode.

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