I'll be getting a defibrillator soon. Can a person get a defibrillator AND a pacemaker?



by AgentX86 - 2021-01-13 21:24:30

Modern defibrillators (ICDs)-  are also pacemakers.

Icds and pm

by Alli - 2021-01-14 11:00:40

Yes Atom Ant you can have both.

Just making sure i can post this

by Alli - 2021-01-14 11:03:47

Atom my sunday school was praying for a woman who had both. She needed prayer because one was not in sync with the other.

ices and pms

by islandgirl - 2021-01-21 18:21:13

I have a couple of friends that jhave an ICD--they have no need for pacing.  One of my friends only has a ventricular lead.

I have both....1 unit.  

The pm and ICD work differently.  The ICD shocks and the PM controls heart rate....keeping it from going too slowly.  I occasionally have to have 'resychronization'...about every 6 months.  My EP watches for being out of synch at my visits/ECG and also my Carelink uploads.


You know you're wired when...

You make store alarms beep.

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