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High-voltage shock

I'd like to hear from anyone with an ICD who has received a strong shock. First-hand experience only please.  I am scheduled to have one of these devices implanted in the next week, and I want to know what a strong shock feels like.  I have heard it's like a horse kick to the chest or being hit with a baseball bat.  I really don't want to worry about this happening while I'm driving or doing other activities.  Is the shock really that strong?  It sound...

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If I get a shock

Curious to know...will I pass out or be dead before the ICD shock happens? What if I'm driving or swimming?

 

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shocks

can anyone tell if they have been shocked by there icd, if is it as dramatic as some people say it is ,eg feels like getting kicked by a horse, not that many poeople get kicked by horses

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3 beeps heard?

Had to have a icd procedure on July 2nd 2020. It has been slow healing. My question is this. I have a saint Jude model cd2411-36q. I thought I may have heard. 3 slow beeps. Nothing else. I was told these icds do not make sounds just vibration. I go back to doctor on Aug 11th for first reading. Is there someone on here who may have this pacer with info about sounds? Thank you and Godbless

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Heart rate at 138 whilst resting. Is this normal? I've got an ICD fitted for long qt

Hi

I had a ICD fitted last year for long qt syndrome. I had in infection recently and my heart rate was a bit high, the doctor referred me to the hospital and I used a cardio call monitor for a week, still waiting on any results. Today my heart rate has been 138 this morning and 101 tonight whilst resting. Is this normal? I am on Nadalo. Is 80mg. Thanks for any advice 

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Before I can drive?

I'm scheduled to get my ICD next week. They mentioned two weeks before I can drive any more than to the store.

How long was it before the let you drive after the install procedure? - Mike

Was it being away from the local area they were concerned with?

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ICD Education

I was due to have an ICD installed in March when the hospital stopped taking elective procedures because of COVID-19. I was rescheduled for June 8th. I postponed this procedure because I had some questions about the ICD model my doctor selected; the St. Jude Medical 2-wire.

During my research on ICDs, I came across a battery reliability study on the U.S. National Library of Medicine National Institute of Health's website; https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. This study is dated Oct/De...

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bruises on my arms, and I never had before

  • by mocus
  • 2020-05-24 20:32:52
  • ICDs
  • 191 views
  • 2 comments

I am 81 and never had a pacemaker before, now I wonder can a pacemaker get my heart pumping so good thAT THE 325mg. asprin is now acting like a blood thinner, more than it did before. 

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ICD swelling and numbness

I've had my ICD for 6 weeks now and my left arm is constantly swelling as well as my hand which leaves it feeling numb and tingling. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Replace or not

  • by DMJ
  • 2020-04-25 14:02:01
  • ICDs
  • 307 views
  • 4 comments

If you can see you have had not reason for a ICD in 4 years, no shocks and it is time to replace it would you downgrade to just a biventricular PM without the ICD?  I will be almost 70 with CHF and EF of 15% right now.  I don't want to deal with it if I'm dying.

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Pacing SVT

I received a call the other day from a technician looking at my remote monitoring results telling me that my heart rate went to around 200 and I was paced out of an arrhythmia/SVT. No shock received. 

I was just wondering if a  SVT that is paced out of by a pacemaker is less severe and not as serious as an SVT that one has to receive a shock from your ICD? 

Is it uncommon to have your pacemaker pace you our of these SVT? More common than being shocked?

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warnings??

just wondering if you guys received any prior warnings to getting shocked or if it was unexpected? in my experience i actually thought i was punched in the chest and had no idea what was going on until the 2nd shock, i had no warnings at all (other being out of breath and my heart being all over the place) but honestly for me that's pretty usual 

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Previous experiences?

Hey :)) i'm a 17 year old kid who has been recently diagnosed with a condition called ARVC. Got pretty unlucky with that one, for someone my age the chances are 1/10,000 lol. It's pretty serious, they are looking at a heart transplant :/ obviously i had to get an S-ICD put in aswell grr. Unfortunately in april my stupid self decided to participate in my schools swimming carnival and that did not go well. After swimming my heart rate was already high (around 170) but then my heart kick...

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What is the role of an ISO consultant for an ISO certification!

Question itself suggest the role of the consultant and process of complete ISO certification is to provide the consultation for the organisation in each and every step-in order to become ISO Certified company. The fundamental qualities that a consultation must possess are particularly specified based on the implementation of different types of ISO standards. ISO is a Non-governmental and non-profitable organisation established on 23rd of February 1947, by a group of delegates across the count...

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checking icd

HOW OFTEN DO YOU HAVE YOURS CHECKED

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Waking up with weird feeling in chest

Hi All - I recently posted this on FB as well.  I have a weird question. I have had my ICD (pacemaker & defibrillator) for about 2 years. Since I have had it, I am woken up at night with a weird feeling in my chest. It's very hard to describe but I'll try. It's kind of a crawly, tingly, hummy feeling.At first I thought it was anxiety (considering I could of died : ), but after all this time I am just wondering if that is really it. I found out they only download/test my d...

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EMI

HI!

I am a semi retired welder, and have just been implanted with  an ICD.  Are there any welders out there with ICDs and are still working? What precautions do you take?  I use both inverter and "old school" iron core welders.  I also sometimes have to use 3-phase industrial mills and lathes.  Is there any modifications I can do to the machinery in order to continue to use them?

Thanks,

Monday

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Trackless rides

Hello  I was just wondering if anyone with a pacemaker/defibrillator has been on any of the newer trackless rides at any of the Disney parks. I'm going to Tokyo Disney and Tokyo Sea in June and want to get an idea what is ok to go on.

Thank you in advance! ♥ 

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A Fib set off my defibrillator

Saturday morning at 4 am my ICD started to shock me for a period of 7 fires due to an A Fib issue. I have been awake now for over 24 hours. Have been admitted to hospital. I have been put on Amiodarone and a blood thinner. I am so exhausted yet so in fear of another shock.  As I am grateful my ICD certainly did it's job, a mess I am. I am out of A fib now. My ICD was implanted almost 8 months ago and I went through a rough period of depression. A virus attacked my heart was the reaso...

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Dot physical

Should I disclose that I have a pm on a dot physical for work?

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