New to having an ICD
Im 47 and from Blackpool UK. I've just had an ICD fitted due to VT heart rhythms and diagnosis of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
Weeks prior to knowing this outcome I was swimming at a competitive level both in pool and open water. I was an active member of a triathlon club and walking the Lake District Wainwright summits.
I know it's early days, 2 weeks post op, but I'm trying to look what I may be able to do in the future after I get the first 8 weeks out of the way.
I'm trying to understand how beta blockers work to slow heart and prevent dangerous VT rhythm and how that effects raising heart in excercise. Also trusting the device will recognise the difference and not shock me. The VTs were non sustained and about 4 seconds in length.... would the device just alter the rhythm or after when when it shock me. I had no idea I was in these rhythms before the device as it was the 24 hour monitor which showed them so I probably wouldn't know now either.
Anyway, advice greatly received about getting back into water, repetitive arm movements, back cycling hiking and running and the effects in the device.
You know you're wired when...
You have a dymo-powered bike.
Hang in there; it does get better every day!