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Has anyone had their ICD and leads permanently removed.

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Blue1958

Dear Farage

I have read your post and your past post with interest { due to have a CRT-d fitted soon, Cardiac Resynchronisation Therapy with Defibrillator }

Your last post told us about the pain you were in due to the placement of the machine, is this still on going? And is this the reason to ask about a permanent removal , leads included?

There must be a better solution to this problem as you had the ICD fitted for a reason and that of course is to do with a problem with your heart that you haven’t told us the full story of.

I am so sorry that you are suffering so much that this has crossed your mind to have done, and I’m really sorry I don’t know the answer to your question, surly it depends on a few things that only your cardiology dept can answer.

Only you can way up the pain your in { I’m sure that they can do something about this } and the benefits that the ICD is already making { and will continue making for the rest of your life }

Please take care and get talking to people that can help you. I sincerely would like to hear the rest of your ongoing story.

You are in my thoughts.

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Blue1958

Dear Farage

I think we lost your reply to my answer because you mentioned the virus word, please keep us up to date with your thoughts and actions on your ICD

Thinking of you

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