CRT-D vs ICD decision
my father's lvef of 20-25%, got stented in 2017 after a heart attack. last week he had an episode of VT/VF. he is currently on meds on)
one doc suggested CRT-D implantation, other suggested ICD. the second one is a better doc overall.
I asked his assistant is that why not CRTD, she said they will do tests on admission to determine whats best for the patient (crtd or icd)
the admission and surgery is scheduled for monday by the second doc, I am worried that the doc will not even consider crtd
is it true that there are tests to decide the device type? and should I be concerned if this doc said ICD maybe he wont even attempt CRT-D?
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Your electric tooth brush interferes with your device.
My eight year old son had a pacemaker since he was 6 months old. He does very well, plays soccer, baseball, and rides his bike. I am so glad he is not ashamed of his pacemaker. He will proudly show his "battery" to anyone.