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Increased tenderness over the incision site!

Hello everyone!

I'm 22 years old and in October I received my dual chamber ICD, recently I got sick with Strep went on antibiotics, strep resolved. However yesterday, I started feeling super sharp/burning over the incision, and today the site is much more tender. Should I play it safe and get it checked out or wait and see? Don't want to be the girl who cried ICD infection😂 Thanks

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Had an event Tues night.

Tuesday night around 9pm I woke up and felt funny.  Was having slight breathing issues.  Sat on the side of the bed and it seems okay.  Next thing I knew I was face down on the floor.  Don't recall getting there.  I was still having some breathing issues but again didn't seem that bad.  I couldn't reach my phone on the bed to get help.

Not sure how long I was on the floor (at the time) but eventually, I was able to get up far enough to get to my...

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Function of third lead

Hi All,

I am posting for my dad. He is 60 years old. Had a pacemaker (ICD)surgery in March 2016. His Ejection Fraction was dropped to 10-15%, thats why doctor suggested to get a pacemaker installed. After having pacemaker for 6 months, when his Ejection Fraction was tested again, its just 25%.

I would like to provide few more details here. I would really appreciate your help in deciding whether what our cardiologist is doing is right.

Cardiologist said surgery will take 45 m...

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pacer

  • by Ileen
  • 2016-12-28 11:09:23
  • ICDs
  • 151 views
  • 4 comments

I don't get it!I just used my pulse / odometer . The tech daisy pacer was set for 60, I just got a reading of 57,58 59, then 60 (took a few seconds) Is the thing working right? I don't want to call dr with this, by the way I am just sitting up in bed! Not doing anything. I thought this thing preventing your pulse from going lower? A puzzling thing, thank you in advance for your help, ileen

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New with a ICD Cardioverter/Defibulator 3 wire

So I've had CHF for close to 5 years but my heart itself has been ok.  An event in mid-Oct caused some damage and I had issues with out of rhythm reducing the effectiveness of the ejection refraction.

2 days ago, I had an ICD implated (3 wire - St. Jude Medical Medical device) and the proceedure was normal I was told.  The next morning, after going to the restroom while still in the hospital I started to get kicking feeling that really spooked me.  Apprently one of th...

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ST JUDE RECALL?

MY ICD WAS PUT IN 2011 AND MERLIN BY BEDSIDE. IT'S A ST JUDE I WAS CONCERNED AND IF ANYBODY HAD UPDATES

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RIGHT KNEE REPLACEMENT

I HAVE ONE YEAR LEFT ON MY ICD.IS IT OK TO HAVE KNEE REPLACEMENT SURGERY ?

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Review of pulse rate monitoring gadgets

Thought I'd throw this out for other ICD user's that have had the same issue as me. Ever since getting an ICD 6 months ago I've been overly concerned with keeping track of my pulse rate while exercising. Prior to my single VTac episode earily this year I was a daily 4 or 5 mile jogger. At this point I do a long daily walk and include a shorter jog with it.

At first I purchased a Fitbit HR to keep track of my pulse rate. Worked fine for everyday life but when exercising...

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"Minor" shocks from ICD

My father, who is also on kidney dialysis, received a pacemaker and ICD for CHF at the end of September 2016, and I am so very glad to find this message board. I live out of state, but I am currently at his house during his recovery from surgery.

Today and this evening, for the first time, he has felt what he describes as "shocks," which we assume are from the ICD. Most were mild -- more like twinges -- but enough to make him exclaim. We called his cardiologist, and they told...

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Bi-V Defib vs. Subcutaneous Defib

I have a choice between replacing my current 3 lead pacer with a defib model, or adding a subcutaneous defib instead. Thoughts?

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ICD

MY LAST PRINTOUT SAID 17 MONTHS. I KNOW IT'S A GUESTOMATE BUT AT 17 MONTHS DOES THE WARNING GO ON SAYING I HAVE 3 MONTHS LEFT?

 

WILL THE ALARM GO OFF BEFORE 17 ?

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Scared to death

I just got home yesterday I have been coughing since and everyone I cough my chest feel like it's about to burst and I'm constantly coughing up flem out my throat , I can feel some beating in the front I feel like my life is going to end I feel like I'm on my death bed in crying as I sit here and write 

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Just had my icd put in and I'm scrared

I'm new to this I just came home from

the hospital from getting icd and I'm feeling pain everywhere I'm scared to death

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Daily Self check

Hi everyone

i normally have my self check at 12:57am every night. However some nights it happens at 1:27pm instead. I was wondering if this happens to anyone else? I have a two lead ICD pacemaker by the way.

Thank you

Lana

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Chest pain related to my ICD?

Hello - I'm brand new to this site, but have had my ICD for close to seven years now due to HOCM post myectomy.  Over the past few months, I have had very sharp pains close to my ICD.  The pain seeems to me to be below my ribs and is very sharp and intense.  Today, the pain brought me to my knees it was so intense.  It did pass and I feel OK now, but I also am aware of something still causing minor discomfort.

Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience...

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ICD ONE YEAR LEFT BEFORE CHANGE ?

WITH ONE YEAR LEFT DOES MY ALARM GO OFF 90 DAYS PRIOR ? WHEN ARE THEY SET FOR ?

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setting up communicator

I do not have a land line. live in the country. how can I use this communicator?. I had a pacemaker put in on 8-8.

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Worried about a friend.

Hi all, 

I personally do not have an ICD. However, a friend of mine had one implanted just over three years ago after he suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, know as sudden adult death syndrome. Luckily he was working at a building site at our local hospital and was able to be revived after 16 minutes. 

I am here today to ask for advice on how to convince my friend to live a more healthy lifestyle. We are both in our early 20's and are living and working together abroad...

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Warning a defibrillator is about to shock, so that you can:

Does anyone know if there is a phone app with a patch (that monitors your heart) you can wear, that informs you when a defibrillator is about to shock? Something that would basically give you 1-15 minutes of warning?  If it existed, would you be interested to use it in order to modify your activities or perhaps take a beta-blocker that could prevent the arrhythmia/therapy from happening?

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CRT-D

What are the side effects of defibrillator shock,soreness etc.

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