6 questions - can you help?
Hi again. My 2nd posting. I'm having an ICD put in on 4th July 2007, a week later than the original date of 27th June. (Happy Independence to America).
Can anyone answer these?
1. What is a basic explanation of how the ICD works when the heart rate is too fast?
2. Does the ICD shock you according to what it detects - or is that preset by your doctor?
3. Are there any activities that can set off a shock that are unrelated to problems with the heart? Like could I be just going about my day and recieve a shock enough to jolt me? (Not looking forward to that!!)
4. Will I be allowed to drive again - all things being equal? I live in NSW, Australia.
5. As I work in a library, and we use magnetised strips in our books for security reasons, will it be safe to keep using the machine to sensitise/desensitise the strips?
6. Also there is a detector as you walk out of the library which detects the strip if it hasn't been demagnetised and sounds a beeper. Will it be safe to walk through that?
Just as an aside, my daughters 20 and 18, are trying to decide if they'll call me Darth Mother or Cyborg. Anyone else get called such nice things? LOL
Thanks for all your help in anticipation, Jeffi