ICD implanted to treat my beta blocker?
When hospitalized in October, 2019 with CHF (EF of 23) my new cardiologist put me on a beta blocker and a direutic. When I passed out on a Zoom call in April, 2020 with a heart rate of 22; it was suggested afterwards in the ER that I have a defribulator implanted and then get back to taking the meds. Otherwise I am asymtomatic; no edema, no shortness of breath when walking 3 miles, no chest pains and no coronary blockages on my angiogrm. 63 year old male type 1 diabetic with a 25 BMI and high blood potassium (5.9). Looking forward to getting back on the beta blocker shortly, now that I have an ICD. But to this layman, it would almost seem that with the implant we are actually treating the side effects of the medicine. But my retired RN wife reminds me my EF was still 23 during the June angiogram. So there is that. Thoughts?