terrible experience with My ICD , Want to take it off !!
i`m a 28 years old male from india. i had my single chamber ICD implanted almost 1 year ago. reason was i had a sudden cardiac arrest when i was sick due to a food poisoning. didn`t have any isuues before even when i had "dengue fever". My EP didn`t really force me to go for an ICD immediately. He asked me i can get a one if i want .but i had no idea what so ever about ICDs and cardiac arrests. so i got my device implanted exactly after 1 month of the incident. My experience has been terrible since day one. i got few inappropriate shocks within 1st month. and i cannot do any exercise or running because my natural heart rate is between 80 - 95 and i get shocked if i try to do. tried few medicines many months and none of them slows down my rate. and the worst case scenario is medtronic ICD ttriggers an alarm similar to "french police siren" for every 4 hours after i got shocked. i`m really fed up with this thing and programming of EP doesnt seem to be working for me. only option for me is to take this thing out of my chest and live a quality over quantity life. really appreciate your ideas and suggestions about my situation !!!!!
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