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  • Long Beep

    Tonight my ICD made 2 long beeps (about 30-45 secs in length). Does this actually mean the battery is getting low, or could it be something a little more. I thought it was programed to let me know at 8:45am if anything happened.

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    You need to call your doctor to find out how your particular ICD is programmed. You should call right away.

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    • #3
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      Call the EP service asap and tell them what is going on and let them help you figure out if you need a trip to the ER or if it can wait until Monday. BUT CALL.
      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)

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      • #4
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        Thanks Sarah and Lisa~
        I called last night and the Dr said that he "thinks" its the battery is depleting. But I thought that "nurse Bob" said he programed it to let me know that at 8:45am if something was wrong. Nothing went off this morning. I've had pain in my left shoulder around the incision area for about 2 weeks. It actually is uncomfortable to lift my left arm above my head, so I hope it is not anything more than the battery life.

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        • #5
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          Brian when was your device replaced last? when are you going to EP clinic?
          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)

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          • #6
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            Brian you should probably have gone to the ER by now if not please go.. were you near any large speakers when it happened? Happened to me once when I was dusting the speakers, the magnets in them did it. Sounds like a warning beep that you may have been too close to something with magnets.

            Pam
            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

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            • #7
              Re: Long Beep

              My device was last replaced in March of 05. I think im gonna head in there tomorrow morning. When I called the Dr. on Sat. night he said either come down or call on Monday...I think Ill just go down.

              Pam I was near nothing electronic. I was actually getting ready to bring some suitcases down cellar. I would have probably taken the ride in last night, but the snow kept me from wanting to do that.

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              • #8
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                Bryan,

                Do you know if you have the recalled wire from Medtronic? My device is programmed to beep if there's a problem with this wire. Nonetheless, please see you doctor!

                Anne

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                • #9
                  Re: Long Beep

                  I do have the recalled leads, but that doesn't seem to be the problem. The problem seems to be...........No one knows. The only explanation I can get is I must have been close to a magnet. I was in my bedroom getting ready to bring suitcases into the cellar. Its never happened before. The only electronic devices I have in my room are the TV and satellite receiver. So when I got home I stood in front of both to see if I could recreate the sound, nothing. So I can defiantly eliminate those 2 things.

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                  • #10
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                    Well "Nurse Bob" called back today and said that they had sent out a disk to Medtronic to see if they could find anything. Medtronic had called back and said they caught something. They said that I was having PVC's. Ive had 13,000 since october. The sent out another disk today to see if I have had any since Monday. They think it could possibly be the Fidelis Lead, But want to be 100% sure before we go any further.

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