Possible replacement of PM with ICD
I've had a PM, for second degree heart block, since October 2018 with no issues. Last week my cardiologist's secretary phoned and said the cardiologist wants to see me - This appointment is tomorrow.
It seems my PM picked up an episode of ventricular tachycardia [VT]. I don't know how long the episode lasted or if there was more than one. I was unaware of any episode.
My general practictioner advised me that the cardiologist most likely will discuss replacing the PM with an ICD.
I'm 75 and also have extensive coronary artery disease.
Am I correct in thinking that an ICD is the most efective way to mange VT and better than, for example, medication alone?
Has anyone here been in my position or would anyone care to comment?