I am 72 years old and new here; just over 12 months ago my heart rate was 214 beats/min had to have cardio version (shock treatment) to get back to normal. Later I was offered an ICD and told because VT will happen again it will be fatal . I agreed to have the ICD. unsure it was the right decision, 3 months later I had another attack 185 beats/min , the icd did not fire until I was in hospital. all ok again when it did and surprised the nurse and doctor attending me. Later I was prescribed AMIODERONE which according to the paperwork in the box read, Only to be prescribed when all else failed, not very reassuring, and had my ICD reprogramed but so far so good. never the less I quickly get tired and very down and do not want to go out , I'm just a miserable old B--------- now , the wife gets very annoyed with it all .