I had an ICD implanted at Harefield on 16th March 2018 and am so far so good, have attended my first Pacing Clinic appointment and was told that it is behaving as expected. My wound site has practically healed apart from some minor redness.
I am naturally left handed and still feel some discomfort when moving my left arm, not sure if this will go completely or does an ICD patient always feel 'something' due to the presence of the implant?
Do the feelings of anxiety associated with the ICD implant go away over time or is it just something we learn to live with? I am not normally an anxiety prone person but at age 70+ this is all new to me.
Would welcome the advice or input from others with an ICD implant. Thanks.