Driving post CRT D procedure
I'm concerned if I can't drive for 6 months after CRT D op as I would have no quality of life. I rely on a car for exercise - gym/golf etc and shopping and I am the family taxi, visiting friends , days out etc etc.
Little history - HF for 20 years (heart attack @ 43) Have been a single parent the last 12 years and have done most things that I needed to do. Atrial flutter came along 12 months ago and I had an ablation which seems to have worked but doc suggested a CRT D as well. As far as I can see the CRT D is only for resynchronisation / shorten QRS/ maybe improve EF(35%) . I'm not expecting the defibrillator to be needed since I had an ablation so there is little chance of me being shocked while driving. 6 months watching TV would send me crazy. I'm 63 and fairly active. All I know is I'm on a waiting list and doc never mentioned anything so this seemed the best place to ask advice.