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  • Medic Alerts

    Who has them?

    It was suggested to get one after I got my ICD. Just got it a few days ago. Interesting setup they have there. The Medic Alert people have all the information on my ICD, my conditions, and my current medication.

    As a retired EMT, I think they are worthwhile getting one. I know my family feels better now that I have one.

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    Re: Medic Alerts

    I have one for my ICD and a few other things also. We had a string on this a little while ago. Try searching "Shrinky Dinks!"
    Daughter of Father with HCM
    Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
    Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
    ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
    Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.

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    • #3
      Re: Medic Alerts

      Cappy

      I've been considering get one myself. Which company did sign up with? Medic alert? There are a few companies out there. What kind of info do you supply them? Is there any limit? I've got quiet a few records that I have on file.

      Additionally, since my ekg is abnormal, I've been researching having an ekg put on a card ( similar To a credit card ) that you can carry with you. A few months ago, I had to call 911. When the emt's hooked me up they though I was having a coronary. Fortunatly I had a copy of my most recent ekg so that they could rule that out. When I got to the ER, I handed them the entire pouch of my records. Based on what I supplied them, they were able to diagnose me very quickly and subsequently complimented me on my record keeping.

      Recently, I started scanning my records and putting them on disk that I carry in my breifcase. Beats carrying a pouch of papers along.

      Reinhard
      Diagnosed in 1980, ICD Implant 2003, 2nd ICD in 2010.
      Gene Positive, As is my mom as well as one of my 2 sons ( 50% Rule ) and my Grandson.
      Non Obstructive. Atenolol

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        Re: Medic Alerts

        Reinhard,

        Most people suggest going with the Medic Alert company. THey keep records on file at their office. When an EMT reads your bracelet they will call Medic Alert and will get the low down on your condition, what meds you take, who your doctor is, etc. Hope this helps.

        Reenie
        Reenie

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        Husband has HCM.
        3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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          Re: Medic Alerts

          medicalert.org is great because paramedics can call them collect from anywhere in the world (the number is on your tag) and they will give them all your medical info and call your emergency contacts (should you so desire). The cheapest bracelet is 35 bucks but it is well worth it.

          S

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            Re: Medic Alerts

            www.medicalert.org

            Takes about 5-10 minutes to set everything up. $35.00 to join and with that you get a standard silver braclet or necklace. You can upgrade to something more jewelry like for an additional charge.

            You can enter your condition(s), current medications, and up to 5 contacts (personal and/or Physicans)

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              Re: Medic Alerts

              Thanks all. Guess I'll be calling medicalert. Beats carrying the "pouch" along where ever I go.

              Reinhard
              Diagnosed in 1980, ICD Implant 2003, 2nd ICD in 2010.
              Gene Positive, As is my mom as well as one of my 2 sons ( 50% Rule ) and my Grandson.
              Non Obstructive. Atenolol

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