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Srmartinson Dx in 1996, ICD in 4/2004, Battery recalled, 2nd ICD lead failure 3/31/07, rec. 26 inappro. shocks Find out more about Srmartinson
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  • Any helpful advice about S-ICD....:)

    Hi everyone, I'm back (LOL),, always knew I would be just needed time to heal from the crazy stuff I went though,,, so I'm ready! Going to try this time the S-ICD,,,any positive advice is welcome!!!
    Dx 1995 with non-obstructed HCM, verapamil 120mg
    2004, ICD, battery recall and migration x2 (3 surgeries)
    2007, 26 inappropriate shocks fr. Lead failure, two lead extraction surgeries...(total 8 surgeries in 4 years NO FUN)
    Since 2008, Living without ICD.......
    2011 First chest pains, frequent Began thinking about new ICD,,,,
    10-2014 I'm ready!

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    Re: Any helpful advice about S-ICD....

    Sorry to hear this. The only thing I'm aware of on the S-ICDs is that they are very large and this almost takes everyone by surprise. Hoping this is the LAST surgery for the next decade!
    Marc
    Diagnosed @ 48
    Saw Dr. Michael Debakey @ age 5 - "He's fine, just a little noisy"
    Father to 3 boys 22, 25, 29 (all currently clear - pending genetics)
    AICD - Valentines Day '08, Spark Plug replaced 11/14
    After much research, I had a Myectomy @ Mayo for my 50th Birthday '08
    Quietly going insane . . .

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      Re: Any helpful advice about S-ICD....

      Thanks Marc! Me too
      Dx 1995 with non-obstructed HCM, verapamil 120mg
      2004, ICD, battery recall and migration x2 (3 surgeries)
      2007, 26 inappropriate shocks fr. Lead failure, two lead extraction surgeries...(total 8 surgeries in 4 years NO FUN)
      Since 2008, Living without ICD.......
      2011 First chest pains, frequent Began thinking about new ICD,,,,
      10-2014 I'm ready!

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