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another flawed Aicd to be replaced


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Toogoofy317 non-obstructed hcm, AICD 11-01-02 and 10-6-05 Find out more about Toogoofy317
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  • another flawed Aicd to be replaced

    I was in the hospital again with chest pain, sob, and tingling in my left foot with a severe headache. The cardio that came to see me was the EP for the office and I asked him about the Guidant device. He said it was my decision.

    So, I think I'm gonna get rid of it. My odds of things not working have been running pretty high lately and I don't want to take anymore chances. Also, the battery is a little over half used and its only two and a half years old.

    So, my cardiology office will be calling me soon to set up an appointment to have it removed. I just hope the replacement is not as hard on me as the initial implant because I ended up spending three days in the hospital!

    Mary S.

  • #2
    Good luck, Mary.


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


    • #3

      I will be keeping my fingers crossed for you

      Diagnosed 2003
      Myectomy 2-23-2004
      Husband: Ken
      Son: John diagnosed 2004
      Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

      Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


      • #4
        Good luck Mary.

        Dx @ 47 with HOCM & HF:11/00
        Guidant ICD:Mar.01, Recalled/replaced:6/05 w/ Medtronic device
        Lead failure,replaced 12/06.
        SF lead recall:07,extracted leads and new device 2012
        [email protected] Tufts, Boston:10/5/03; age 50. ( [email protected] 240 mmHg ++)
        Paroxysmal A-Fib: 06-07,2010 controlled w/sotalol dosing
        Genetic mutation 4/09, mother(d), brother, son, gene+
        Mother of 3, grandma of 3:Tim,27,Sarah,33w/6 y/o old Sophia, 5 y/o Jack, Laura 34, w/ 5 y/o old Benjamin


        • #5

          I now have a date. They will replace my AICD on July 20, I'm a little nervous about it with my past history and all. I guess my biggest fear is the incision not healing like with what happened with my medi-port.

          Is there anything that docs can do to ensure that does not happen?

          Just curious,

          Mary S.


          • #6
            Thanks for the responses.

            It was canceled anyway due to insurance complications.
            said it would be before school started.



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