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Unsure what to do about having a i c d implant

Mattlol profile image
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Hi it's mattlol here only posted once I have been to the hospital today to discuss having a i c d put in they are saying i have lost 20% of my heart muscle and fall in government guide lines to have one fitted I'm so unsure what to do.

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Wodney1966 profile image

I've had one fitted nowt to it don't even know it's there now had it 18 months

MichaelJH profile image
MichaelJHHeart Star

My understanding is with that level of muscle damage your heart beat could become irregular with a chance of it causing a heart attack. I suggest you go along with the guidelines and have it fitted.

gal4God profile image

I have a icd and don’t notice it’s there.

Prada47 profile image

I take it Government Guidelines are NICE ?? If they reckon you could benefit from an ICD go for it, it seems like a no brainer.

Best Regards

Frank W

Rebecca45 profile image

My son has alcapa and was advised to have an icd he has a small scar and he can feel it . It for reasurence because he can have a cardiac arrest at any time and hes ok with having it fitted .he Was not able to lift his left arm properly for 6 weeks

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