I'll be getting a defibrillator soon. Can a person get a defibrillator AND a pacemaker?
Modern defibrillators (ICDs)- are also pacemakers.
Yes Atom Ant you can have both.
Atom my sunday school was praying for a woman who had both. She needed prayer because one was not in sync with the other.
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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