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  • Newbie Here

    Hello all,
    I am a 24 year old female. I had a new defibrillator put in on march 31 2004. I had my first defib put in when I was 21 and it hurted me alot. It was a medtronic one. This one is a st. jude one and so far it was good but today it's hurts me underneath the breast bone. I don't know why. Could the weather be doing this. Write Back Soon,

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    Re: Newbie Here

    Welcome to the site, we are glad you joined us. The pain may simply be from part of the healing process - the first implant hurts far more then replacements. If it continues much longer talk to the doctor who implanted it and see if he has any insight - it is not common to have pain that long after the implant - although it can happen.
    Why did you get the ICD?

    Be well,
    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)


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      Re: Newbie Here

      Welcome Leah...Always great to talk to new members of the club...

      " Real Courage Is Being Scared To Death But Saddling-Up Anyway "