I have a Medtronic ICD- installed on October 1, 2007--it was a four hour ordeal. I was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure, V-TACH and AFIB on July 10, 2007- ICD was implanted on October 1, 2007. I was 46 years old- I am now 48.
So..it's been about a year and 1/2. They think I've had this bad heart for most of my life, but no one caught the symptoms.
Anyway, I am still not sure what to make of this whole situation.
I never know if I am o.k.---or just prolonging my life.
I know that I have a tremendous amount of anxiety and worry about all of these problems.