Warm flush sensation while driving

Hi, I am 2 months post ICD surgery. Today while driving I suddenly felt a warm flush sensation in the middle of my chest...my head started to feel woozy...and to keep from feeling like I was going to pass out/lose control of the vehicle...I started breathing heavily in and out to get me through. Has anyone ever experienced this before? Could it be related to the ICD? Or perhaps this is something I need to talk about with my family doctor?


call your doctor

by Tracey_E - 2018-09-19 09:53:11

If you have a home monitor, do a download. Call and ask if they want to see you. It could be cardiac, it could be pacing, it could be something else. 


by ROBO Pop - 2018-09-19 15:49:41

or it could be a good looking guy driving next to her...still best to contact your doctor. Oh and next time pull over and call for help so you don't kill yourself

New meds?

by Claracluck - 2018-09-19 18:39:28

Definitely dont drive until you sort this out.are you on a new set of meds? It can take af few weeks/months for your body to get used to them.go see your doc and tell them everything that’s happening.let us know how you get on .


by Redredwine - 2018-09-20 07:08:50

Over here in the UK its a 6 month ban on driving after an ICD implant and a further 6 months if you have any shock or pacing during those 6 months. If you have a passing out at anytime its a 2 year ban. I find that hard but have to live with it.

Dr appt

by MamaBear+ - 2018-09-21 00:19:37

Thanks everyone for your concern and advice. I will make a dr appt and update soon.

Could've been....

by BOBTHOM - 2018-09-28 20:49:58

Could've been the whiskey,

Might have been the gin,

Could've been the 3 or 4 six packs I don't know but look at the mess I'm in!

(Irish Rovers - Wasn't that a party)

Gotta keep the sense of humor!

And call you doctor!

The link...

by BOBTHOM - 2018-09-28 20:52:12

Just if someone needs a cheering up, here's the link



You know you're wired when...

Bad hair days can be blamed on your device shorting out.

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