Hi, My husband who is 66 and still working full time collapsed at home at the beginning of June. He was taken to hospital where tests revealed he had an abnormal heart rhythm. It was also revealed that at sometime in the past he had had a heart attack (unknown to him). After several days and extensive tests he was fitted with an ICD and told he was not to drive for six months. I filled out the online DVLA form to explain what had happened and we received a letter back telling him he could drive after one month. My husband contacted them and told them that the hospital said six months and the operator conferred with a supervisor and said it's not six months it's one month. We looked at the government guidelines on the internet and there were several reasons given for having an ICD fitted and the driving situation was different for each one. My husband again rang the DVLA and the operator asked about my husbands admission to hospital and then said he could drive after one month as he wasn't taken in with a heart attack. My husband has no intention of driving until we can see the hospital doctor at his check up on the 17th of July. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience to this and what the outcome was. Also, do you find it makes a tremendous difference to your holiday insurance as we are going abroad in September and are slightly worried about the cost of insurance. I also would like to know that when travelling abroad do you need to take anything with you apart from the medical card that he needs to carry at all times. So sorry that this is a long post but we are just getting used to the situation. Any replies would be most welcome. Kindest regards.