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Has anyone had their ICD move? Mine has & it’s freaking me out , what do I do ? I’ve had it in over a year

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bantam12 profile image

Where it's gone to ?! I would call the pacing team or your Cardiologist secretary for advice.

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Lurganspur in reply to bantam12

Hi it just seemed to move about 1/2 inch to the side

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bantam12 in reply to Lurganspur

I don't think I would notice if my pacemaker had moved 1/2 inch but anyway probably best to get advice in case you need it checked out.

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Lurganspur in reply to bantam12

Cheers it just feels a bit different but also maybe the way I slept as I said it seems only a small amount of movement but will check it out cheers

Thanksnhs profile image

Hi mine used to move all the time, particularly if I turned on to that side in bed or leaned over it would stick in to me, I asked about they just said it was nothing to worry about it was just because I was thin and there was nothing much to keep it in place 😀for piece of mind you could mabe give the clinic a call, char

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Lurganspur in reply to Thanksnhs

Thank you I checked it out & pretty much got same answer as you so many thanks for the reply

MDR1 profile image

Mine moves a little as well, when I sleep on that side or everytime I lean over. The doctor who carried out the procedure checked it and said nothing to worry about

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Lurganspur in reply to MDR1

Thank you yes I called & they said a little movement was nothing to worry about & it was more noticeable because I was slim

ph5019 profile image

Hi Mike,It's been a while since we made contact, is your ICD okay since you had it move ?.

Time seems to move quickly, I guess in my case it's our grandson who is now 7 months old that's been my focus.

Although our daughter lives about 90 miles away, we have been visiting about twice a week to offer support.

My ICD has not been a particular problem in everyday life, although its larger than I thought it would be.

It's just to the back of my underarm and protrudes about 1/2 inch.

My surgeon described me as skinny, after I lost over 2 stone after my HA, but its been really beneficial to get that weight off.

Kind regards Paul.

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Lurganspur in reply to ph5019

Hi Paul Good to hear from you again yes I’m fine & ICD good,it turned out to be nothing at all so all is good, glad to hear your well & your new computer friend & you are settling down & starting to get on well yes time flies I’m coming up on nearly 3yrs since my HA & over a year since my ICD was put in, still working 3 days a week & enjoying it & also the time off, keep in touch & stay well Paul

Cheers Mark

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ph5019 in reply to Lurganspur

Hi Mark,Pleased to hear things are going well, will keep in touch.

Kind regards,


Enonykasper profile image

Hiya I’ve had my Icd just over ten weeks and it moves

I don’t like the sensation when it moves but it doesn’t go far

But my bed it quite high so every morning I get out of bed I hold the spot where it is until the sensation disappears or gets better I also where a sleeping bra to keep it in place find that helps too

Take care


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