ICD moved?

So I just noticed it seems like my ICD has moved a bit south.  Wondering if it's okay to wait until the next business day to call my doctor?  


2 Comments

It's OK

by Theknotguy - 2019-01-20 12:20:31

They leave an extra length where the leads go in under the collar bone.  So it shouldn't be a problem.  

However you will want to advise your EP the ICD may have moved.  They may do nothing more than keep an eye on it for now but it may have to be fixed some time in the future.  That is, if it moves.  

I volunteer at a hospital.  Took a lady out a few weeks ago.  She had to have her pacemaker re-implanted.  It had moved out of the pocket and ended up in her left arm pit.  So, yes, the units can move.  But it is rare.  

Hope everything else is going well for you.  
 

ICD moved?

by RowanWolfe - 2019-01-20 14:45:45

Thanks for your comment, Theknotguy.  It hasn't travelled far.  I just clearly remember the whole thing being just above my incision, and now some of it is still above, but more is below.  I'll let my doctor know next week.  I'm doing okay otherwise.  I haven't had.a shock since I started on anti-arrythmia meds.  Thanks again.

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