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Hi, I have just joined this community. The information on it is very helpful. I am a retired 66 male in the UK. I had a CRT-D installed 9 days ago. Initially the HR was set at 40 but yesterday they reset it to 55 due to being poorly for a week. I suffer from AF and low heart rates and some pauses. The longest pause was 6 seconds which although I wasn't aware of it, seems a scarcely long time. Since the adjustment to 55 yesterday, I had a couple of light headed moments both whilst sitting...
I got a ICD implanted 18 months ago, never got a schock. I am 53.
Recently I have been in the Alps and climbed the Montblanc without any incidence or ICD issue.
Before the climb I was of course following a somehow demanding training. No problems have arisen.
Two days after the summit I was riding a e-bike, doing 1/3 of the fatigue I did in previous days, having no symptoms of tachy, breathing normally and nevertheless I got a shock. My first...
I've had my ICD for 5 years now (after two years with a pacer); and I've been experiencing pain in the area of my icd. Does anyone else experience this? I am also having problems with CAD with a 50% stenosis. I've not been feeling great but this pain is really bothering me. It feels like a sharp, cutting pain. Please let me know if anyone experiences this! Thanks so much!
Hi - I recently experienced v-tach while practicing brazilian jiu jitsu (BJJ). One of the outcomes from my visit to the ER is that I will need an ICD. In fact, it will be installed this Friday.
While trying to come to terms with how this is impacting my life, I found this site while searching for information about training BJJ with an ICD. Overall, this site seems super helpful and I'm happy to have a forum where I can connect with others. It's very isolating being 37 and being...
Hello lovely Pacemaker Community,
I am 34 and had an ICD/Pacemaker inserted two weeks ago after recently learning I have Left Ventricular Non Compaction, I've had recurrent syncope with asystole. My recovery is going well except I'm feeling extreme fatigue every day, as well as intermittent anxiety (which is normal for me). I took 3 wks after work (I'm a Certified Nurse Midwife), and expected by now to be feeling so much better, I go for a 30 minute walk every day and t...
Good afternoon all, been reading this forum for a couple of weeks now, and I have to say it's all very informative and supportive. In particular I love the funny and motivational quotes at the end of each post.
I know no one can answer for sure but I'm hoping someone might have some insight into the criteria for an ICD on the NHS. Apologies in advance for the lengthy post.
I (46F) suffered a STEMI on 5th June and was released home 9 days later with an EF of 21%....
what happens if during a angiogram they come across my wires and have to install stents.
do they install stents pushing wires into walls of viens or artieries and if so how does that effect future device changes or wires erviceing. or are the stents intstalled in another location away from all wires and device. thank for info. hope i wasn't to confusing.
Can I get an MRI with a defibulator pacemaker
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...
since 2007 I was fitted with a St Jude ICD. Following a recent opperation I got an infection, as a result my device needs to be changed to a Sub-Cut ICD. A sub-cut device is fitted in the under arm area where a bra normally fits. Can anyone advise on which bra you have found comfortable to wear with a sub-cut ICD?
i got my icd implanted in may 2017. for the last 2 weeks i've had tenderness around the device near the bottom where it's near my breast tissue. i haven't hit it or done anything out of the ordinary with it. never had this issue before. my ep retired a few years ago and the new one has months until next available appt. the skin is not red or hot. but i am still concerned. i am not sure if i should be or what i should do.
Hello. I'm recently diagnosed with HF. Can go back to work in Nuclear Medicine as a technologist if I have an ICD. Will it reset?
Getting my ICD implant tomorrow. Did all the research I could but would love to hear from anyone with direct experience as to their procedure and recovery.
I had a Medtronic ICD implanted in 2020. So far, when I travel, I've been packing the Carelink Monitor in the box it came in. The box is beginning to get banged up, and it's a bit bulky to travel with. I haven't been able to find a specificallt travel case for my Carelink monitor. Does anyone use any hard case for their Carelink monitor that they would recommend for travel?
I had a Pacemaker placed Oct 31,2021. Since then I've had 2 revisions, heart failure and recently, September 2022 had a new pacemaker with defibrillator placed. Throughout all of this I have had left arm pain. I thought it would subside after recovery from my procedures but it has not. One nurse told me it could be scar tissue. (Wouldn't that be near the incision?). I've mentioned a few times to different cardiology people and they don't seem concerned or know why I have...
I had some good news from the surgeon followup after the CT scan. My leads are not damaged from the CRT-D dropping and flipping 90 degrees when I lie on my right side. He said the leads are very vulnerable and I am lucky. I breathed a sigh of relief and said I guess it wasn't going to be complicated, but he quickly answered where the CRT-D is it is very complicated and he only does complicated cases. The CT scan had amazing 3D images, adjusting filters and being ab...
As many of you may remember, I had my ICD replaced last January due to battery life and upgraded to a 3rd lead. Shortly after it was replaced, it dropped down into my breast and turns 90 degrees when I lie on my right side. I've had to wear a bra 24/7 to keep it from turning. It has continued to be very painful and when it flips back it feels like it gets caught. After months I was hoping it had scarred down, but it has not. My 'new' EP said he d...
I've been living and traveling in my motorhome since I retired 4 years ago and sold my house. In May I had a heart attack while out West, got a couple of stents and went though cardiac rehab, lost a little more than 30 pounds and went to the gym twice everyday too. But my EF didn't improve enough, I need an ICD. So I'm back in my hometown to be near family and for help after implantation.
My new cardiologist has confirmed my need and sent me to...
I have been hearing some bleeps while pottering around the house over the last week or so. Thought it was one of my daughters toys or the dishwasher. Until I heard it at them same time everyday 7.41am 1.71pm 7.41pm and 1.41am it bleeps for 16 bleeps
i have been having issues with my ICD leads after my ICD was replaced last year. They have told me there are eroding and might need replacing. So I'm booked in on Tuesday for a scan and X-ray.
This is my first post.
I am scheduled to have a CRT-D implanted on September 15th.
I have a couple of questions and would appeciate any and all advice.
I am curious about other's experiences with how they controlled swelling/pain after surgery. I have aslo read numerous comments about avoiding frozen shoulder issues afterwards. Perhaps someone could offer some suggestions about range of movement and "gentle" excercises. I would also be interested in...
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