New ICD recipient
My name is Donnal. My Boyfriend who is 48 had a massive heart attack at 42- two arteries @ 90% blockage.
could only stent one and waited 4 years to stent the other.
He passed out about three months ago just after a stress test and the last stent. The Cardiologist recommended a ICD to be implanted immediately.
John is also quite bipolar and with the worries himself sick over the ICD. I need advice from your experiences with your device.
He is going this Tuesday to be released to drive.
He had it put in 09/19/07. He is dizzy fairly often when he goes from sitting to standing and is quite fearful of passing out.
I have the same thing and it is NOT a cardiac issue for me.
However, I do realize that for John this dizziness has everything to do with his heart. He is on alot of meds not only for his heart but for his bipolar.
What I want to know to begin with is this. Are any of you always dizzy when you first stand up ? Is this something that John will need to get acustomed to ? Can the ICD be adjusted to allieviate some of the dizziness?
What about driving? Do you feel comfortable driving?
You know you're wired when...
Your ICD has a better memory than you.
I'm 35 and got my pacemaker a little over a year ago. It definitely is not a burden to me. In fact, I have more energy (which my husband enjoys), can do more things with my kids and have weight because of having the energy.