experience with Abbott Gallant DR ICD?

Hi All,

I'm new here. 44yr old male. I got diagnosed with lamin cardiomypathy which basically took me for complete surprise. I am coping with it all. Have bouts of depression about it but what can I do. Does anyone have any experience with an Abbott Labs Gallant DR ? I hear its fairly new but wanted to know if anyone has this ICD. It seems to have a fair bit of technology trademarked. I was implanted yesterday at NYU Langone by a renowed EP and I seem to be healing fine, though too early to tell. 




Abbott Gallant

by Gemita - 2021-10-06 10:02:58



Perhaps you are one of the first on this forum to receive this new device?  I attach links (above) in case it is of interest to you or to other members.

I have a Medtronic pacemaker (implanted in 2018) and I can also connect to my pacemaker clinic/doctors using my smartphone and the MyCareLink Smart Patient Reader.

I am glad you have recovered well from your implant so far and I hope you continue to make good progress.  I would try to be optimistic that your doctors have found an effective device to help treat your condition and that you will be safer from now on.  Try to live your life without fear and enjoy every moment.  It is precious.

Please keep in touch and tell us more about your new device as you learn.  I send my very best wishes to you and hope you stay very safe

Look for a support group

by crustyg - 2021-10-06 12:06:51

I think I'd be unpleasantly surprised to have that diagnosis sprung on me - presumably no known family history?

You should be able to find a support group (although I suspect that unlike DCM, HOCM/HCM support is a bigger group and much better known), and for some people finding others with the exact same challenge can be very helpful.

Depression after diagnosis is common, and being actively involved in your journey (knowledge, understanding, awareness of others' tips and tricks) can be a big help.

Best wishes.

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