new icd patient


just had icd impamted yesterday(3/31/08).
still sore and getting used to it. any tips etc...?


Welcome Faisy26!

by Swedeheart - 2008-04-01 08:04:29


I am not an ICD patient, but I do have a pacemaker! You are lucky to know of this site and it is a great place to ask questions and find out information! Most of the folks here are great!

I think the best advice is to be sure to follow your post-op directions perfectly! The big thing is not to raise your arm (on the side your ICD is on...) above your head, or lift anything for 4 - 8 weeks, depending on what your directions are. The early days are the days when leads often migrate and move it seems ... you want them to settle down and find a "home" in your body! Otherwise, rest and don't do more than you really feel able.

If you have questions that come up, just post them and I am sure folks will answer... there is also a nice search feature at the top, or browse through the forums that have clickable links on the left in red.

I hope your new ICD will make you feel lots better!


Riding lawn mower

by faisy26 - 2008-04-08 07:04:55

Does anyone know after the ICD Implant, is it ok to Use a Riding lawn mower?

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