CRT-D: New and out of my mind with anxiety
I have cardiomyopathy with an EF of 35, and I wore a Zio patch for 2 weeks to evaluate palpitations. The patch showed short runs of VT so it was recommended that I seean EP doctor. Well I met with the EP doctor the other day, and he “offered” me the option of getting a CRT-D device. I did some reading over the weekend and read about lots of different complications you can have from this surgery (stroke, heart attack, lead perforations/dislodgements/failures, infections, unnecessary shocks etc etc.) so now I am completely out of my mind with anxiety, to the point I can’t eat or sleep or concentrate. Can anybody help to ease my mind? Will I be able to resume a normal life afterwards? I have a lake house and love to swim in the lake – will I still be able to do that? I don't know how to get my stress under control and I know that's just making things worse. Any help would be appreciated.