I've been living and traveling in my motorhome since I retired 4 years ago and sold my house. In May I had a heart attack while out West, got a couple of stents and went though cardiac rehab, lost a little more than 30 pounds and went to the gym twice everyday too. But my EF didn't improve enough, I need an ICD. So I'm back in my hometown to be near family and for help after implantation.
My new cardiologist has confirmed my need and sent me to a different department, heart rhythm specialist/ED and I'm trying to get my first appointment, almost a month from now, moved up.
What is a normal time frame from meeting with the ED the first time and then actually getting the ICD procedure done?
I'm trying to figure out how long I'll need to stay here and when I can get back on the road. I have a small house being built and had hoped to be back out west by early November.