New to forum- Medtronic Cobalt patient
I hope everyone is doing well today! I have one of the new Medtronic Cobalt ICD's since Oct 2022. I have CHF and Afib. I also had the AV Node Ablation done at the same time. I felt better immediately after the procedures!!
I had an EF of 20 and it has gone back up to 32 since Oct. Just had a recent echo. Afib is gone. My low setting is 70bpm. I am young for a device. Just turned 60. I do have the bedside monitor device which reports every 90 days I guess.
At any rate, I'd be pleased to chat about the experience and I'm hoping I'll have plenty of replacmenet devices installed in the future! I guess battery life is around 7-8 years..maybe 10?
I take a lot of meds. Entresto, Farxiga (for HF), Eliquis, Metoprolol (switched from Carvedilol). Spirono. Also cholesterol meds.
Hoping everybody does well here and looking forward to participating!!
You know you're wired when...
You make store alarms beep.
I still feel great today and cant stop feeling excited at my "new" life. Modern day miracles through medicine and electronic devices are amazing!