A new page with a comprehensive list of pacemaker and ICD abbreviations and terms has been added. This idea was submitted by a number of members as a way to help newer recipients. Many thanks to all the members who posted the meaning of the common abbreviations used on the site. A link to the page can be found in the left-hand menu under Information or click here.
My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.