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Ventricular Tachycardia

I had my medtronic PM for more than 6 years and no issues so far.Sometime when I send my transmission they used to tell me about an episdoe of A-fib for few seconds or mins but my EP said he doesnt see the need to put me on blood thinners. During my last check up they noticed a ventricular tachycardia rythm and he ordered an ECHO and MRI. The echo showed my EF dropped to 45% and MRI is scheduled mid-March. He also mentioned that they could replace my PM to an ICD to manage these rythms. Just...

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terrible experience with My ICD , Want to take it off !!

i`m a 28 years old male from india. i had my single chamber ICD implanted almost 1 year ago. reason was i had a sudden cardiac arrest when i was sick due to a food poisoning. didn`t have any isuues before even when i had "dengue fever". My EP didn`t really force me to go for an ICD immediately. He asked me i can get a one if i want .but i had no idea what so ever about ICDs and cardiac arrests. so i got my device implanted exactly after 1 month of the incident. My experience ha...

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defibrillator/pacemaker

I'll be getting a defibrillator soon. Can a person get a defibrillator AND a pacemaker?

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Icd causing palpitations?

I had my second ICD change last year.

I just feel as though since it has happened I've just had problems with it since.

My second ICD was so good it lasted nearly 7 years and I had no problems at all.

Anyway.  Since having it changed I was really ill. And they couldn't figure out if it could be Covid or an actual infection from the ICD.

Then after a couple of months later my ICD started beeping randomly in the morning.  I had to get it checked and the...

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For Agent and Gemita

  • by Alli
  • 2021-01-01 14:27:04
  • ICDs
  • 264 views
  • 6 comments

Gemita yes you did seem to come on strong but some people can't help it. Anyway anger has helped me get what i needed i have so many stories about that. But not enough room here. If you really want to help me then find me an intellgent dr in Ashland who does icd retractions. Yes i will forgive foolishness. Agent you said trial and error?? What? It has been decades don't drs know anything by now? He told me carvedilol would help shrink my heart, since i have an enlarged heart. I did no...

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Pacemaker to Defib upgrade

Hello. I am a 44 year old male who has a Medtronic Dual Chamber pacemaker for complete heart block.  I have 12 months left of battery and have been told that I need to have it upgraded to a Defibrlator in the near future.

Can anyone who has also had this done give me any advice on the procedure and living with a Defib compared to a Pacemaker.  

Thanks in advance

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Possibility of change from pacemaker to icd

On October 19th of this year i had a Medtronic azure pacemaker implanted.   This past Friday after i woke up I had a v tach episode.   My pacemaker captured it at 205 for 15 minutes.   I am not at the hospital waiting.  Echocardiogram tomorrow and not sure what other tests.   My EP Dr is talking of replacing my current pacemaker with an icd.  If surgery can not be done soon He is also saying i will be given a Lifevest until surgery.  They...

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PM replacement with ICD

Hello expert friends,

I've had a PM for bradycardia and complete heart block for three years and learned this week that I have a mutation known to cause PRKAG2, a rare cardiac glycogen storage disease that in some respects mimics hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (indeed, I have a thickened septum). With this diagnosis, my doctor is urging me to have my PM extracted and replaced with an ICD, as PRKAG2 is associated with sudden cardiac death (probability unknown, as there are simply n...

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Propranolol & Home Monitor

Hi everyone!

I had an ICD checkup yesterday, and I have a couple questions for you all!

I have Arrhythmogenic Mitral Valve Prolapse (SCA Dec. 2018).

When they interrogated my device, they discovered that I had an episode (arrhythmia) back in September where my ICD started to charge but it was aborted. I've never had a shock before. My EP is concerned about this episode, so she wants to change my medication from Bisoprolol to Propranolol (because it deals better...

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BiV ICD“flickering”

Hello, this is my first post, and I am so glad to have found this group!

I had an Abbott (formerly St Jude Medical) BiV ICD implanted Nov 12, 2020, due to dilated cardiomyopathy and LBBB. While I feel significantly better than I did before implantation, I do have what I call a "flicker" feeling intermittently - it feels somewhat like a tic feels in your eyelid. No pain, but it is noticeable. 
Is this normal, or should I advise my EP? My next appointment is Dec 17th.<...

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inappropriate shocks

I believe that the more I learn, the less anxiety I have.  I am now trying to learn from experiences.  Facts and experiences work best for me , which is why I feel that this forum is "quality of life saving". 

I have read that most ICD shocks feel like a kick in the chest. I had several shocks over a six hour time span. They were diagnosed as "inappropriate" shocks.   However, they did not feel like thuds nor kicks in the chest . That is...

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S ICD

  • by Jonq
  • 2020-10-21 18:34:01
  • ICDs
  • 177 views
  • 1 comments

My s icd is under my left armpit but feel weird and sore now and then i had the surgery done about 4 weeks but get sore now and then also since i got this put in the mental and emotional side has got to me very anxious scared worried depressed because of this and what i hear 

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Inappropriate Shocks

Within days of my implant, my ICD gave me about 8-10 inappropriate shocks.  It took the EMS to get them stopped.   I initially had no idea what to expect.  IT sounded like an a hot electrical wire touching another hot electrical wire. I was washing eggs in the sink and I thought that maybe a small appliance fell in the water.  Things were happening so fast that I could not reason what was going on. For me,   It was painful.  I have no idea if that is wh...

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2 more shocks

I received 2 shocks from my ICD this Monday late afternoon.  I felt my heart go fast, which it's been doing, and then, whammo!  I called my EP in tears (I have his personal cell phone #), and he told me to call 911 and get down on the floor.  I went downstairs and waited for EMS to arrive.  The interrogation at my local 'community' hospital (they have an older unit than I have for sending info) showed I had 2 vfib events.  I was eventually transferred...

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S ICD

  • by Jonq
  • 2020-09-16 11:14:25
  • ICDs
  • 317 views
  • 3 comments

I just got my pacemaker battery changed and a s icd implanted too under my left arm pit area been out hospital 4 days recovering well i just wanted to know whoever has and s icd or icd when recovered can i go back to normal lifestyle out with friends alcohol weekends because i know they say alcohol can cause heart to go fast and may trigger icd 

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Cost of a HEART ICD device in the Philippines

Anyone know the cost of a ICD pacer/defibrillator in the Philippines? I would like to know the cost of one and the Manufacturer. It would be a 2 lead device. I have a Saint Jude (now Abbott labs with the Merlin home monitoring system. It is not supported in the Philippines so I may need to do a replacement to one supported there. 

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Does anyone use the Medtronic iPhone app (MyCare Link smart or heart)

  • by WIK
  • 2020-08-24 22:03:25
  • ICDs
  • 464 views
  • 6 comments

Is either of the two apps better than the other, or do they even work with an ICD?  Evidently they potentially could replace my bedside monitoring equipment, which would be beneficial for travel.  Are they reliable?   Thanks!

Bill

 

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Feel "Some" pacing and not others

I have had a new ICD implanted about 12months ago.  When l had a checkup, they told me the device is pacing me about 16% of the time which l believe is due to my heart rate being quite slow of a night given the medications l am on to forcefully slow my heart rate.  If my heart goes at <=50bpm, it will pace me to keep me at a minimum of 50bpm.

With that said, i DO NOT feel this pacing.

 

Now, occasionally, l do fee some pacing, it is like a slight tens machi...

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New to this

I have to go on Thursday to have an ICD inserted.  How horrible is the recovery?

Also, Did you notice an improvement in your fatigue after?

Can you still drink wine?
 

 

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Problem with a lead?

Does this sound familiar to anybody?  

I am realizing tonight I may have a problem with a lead, and I would assume my RV. I have had the oddest feeling for the last week.  I am getting a slight vibration, almost feeling like something is crawling in me, between my shoulder blade and spine, deep in my chest, feeling it in my back and not my front. It lasts several minutes at a time (trying to pay attention to duration and frequency) and are sometimes more in...

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You know you're wired when...

Your pacemaker interferes with your electronic scale.

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Yesterday I moved to a new place in my mind and realized how bad I felt 'before' and the difference my pacemaker has made.