WELDING WITH AN ICD FITTED

Hi, My son (17) had an ICD fitted last year (Autogen ICD VR D174) and is now leading a good normal life and wants to enrol on an engineering college. The course involves steelwork fabrication and welding. I was hoping that someone with an ICD has had some experience of welding structural steelwork and whether it has been ok or best to avoid altogether.....

Many thanks Tim Reid

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  • Hi Tim, gas welding is ok but I would guess that most of it is electric (arc) welding which does involve dangers. I suspect that most doctors would say no, but this Medtronic site will give you a more comprehensive answer. asktheicd.com/tile/238/engl...

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