If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ in HCMA Announcements. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below. Your Participation in this message board is strictly voluntary. Information and comments on the message board do not necessarily reflect the feelings, opinions, or positions of the Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association. At no time should participants to this board substitute information within for individual medical advice. The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Association shall not be liable for any information provided herein. All participants in this board should conduct themselves in a professional and respectful manner. Failure to do so will result in suspension or termination. The moderators of the message board working with the HCMA will be responsible for notifying participants if they have violated the rules of conduct for the board. Moderators or HCMA staff may edit any post to ensure it conforms with the rules of the board or may delete it. This community is welcoming to all those with HCM we ask that you remember each user comes to the board with information and a point of view that may differ from that which you hold, respect is critical, please post respectfully. Thank you

Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Is it ok to be shocked if you have a pacemaker?

Collapse

About the Author

Collapse

mimoo55 Find out more about mimoo55
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Is it ok to be shocked if you have a pacemaker?

    Hi,

    My husband has HOCM and had alcohol ablation last Nov. and is doing great. He had to have a pacer implanted. We were wondering if he ever needed to be shocked, is it ok having a pacemaker? Also, I am planning to get a medicalert necklace for him and wondering what all needs to be on it.
    I would appreciate any input.
    Thanks,
    Paula

  • #2
    Re: Is it ok to be shocked if you have a pacemaker?

    hi

    i can't answer your first question--you need to run that one past his doctor.

    however, you can call medic alert (see medicalert.org for their number)and they will tell you what the bracelet needs to say and get it all sorted out based on his diagnosis and pacemaker, etc.

    take care,
    s

    Comment


    • #3
      Re: Is it ok to be shocked if you have a pacemaker?

      I am sorry but I do not understand the question - can you please rephrase it?
      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

      Comment


      • #4
        Re: Is it ok to be shocked if you have a pacemaker?

        Paula, The pacemaker is not a problem. I'm assuming you are asking about an external defibrillator being used. In a case like that, the user of the defib unit is trained to not put the paddles or pads directly over the pacemaker. The medic alert bracelet/necklace will identify this for him, but also, the scar and feel of the pacemaker will be obvious, esp if he is lying flat on his back. Hope this helps, and of course, if it's not the answer to your question, as Lisa said, just rephrase your question. Linda

        Comment


        • #5
          Re: Is it ok to be shocked if you have a pacemaker?

          Linda,

          Yes, that is what I meant, sorry I didn't make sense. That helps.

          Thank you,
          Paula

          Comment

          Today's Birthdays

          Collapse

          Working...
          X