Upgrading my PM to ICD on 3/19
My EP and Cardiologists discussed my case after the cardiac MRI (which was normal) and decided to put an ICD and extract out a lead couple of days from now.I am 46 years old, male living in Dallas TX and had my dual lead Medtronic PM for 6.5 years which I got due to Atrial flutter plus bradycardia back in 2014. Couple of vtac episdoes over 30 secs sealed the decision in favour of an ICD.I did not feel any symptoms during those episdoes. My last months echo showed a drop of EF to 45% but the MRI and stress tested showed it around 55 which was normal. Not sure how life's gonna be with ICD. As I understand If I dont get any shocks its same as having a PM and ICD will try to pace my heart out of vtac before sending a shock.Anyways gotta suck it up and play the cards life dealt me.
You know you're wired when...
You make store alarms beep.
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