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    [strees echo and ICD]

    Author: Julie (---.cinci.rr.com)

    Date: 12-16-02 07:05

    Hi all,

    I am headed to Cleveland in January and was told I will receive quite a few tests( most of which I have had in the last 5 years since being diagnosed), one of which is a stress echo. I had one about 4 years ago but that was pre-ICD. I am curious and nervous about having this with my ICD. Have any of you been through this with your ICD and how did it go???

    Thanks!

    Julie

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    [Re: strees echo and ICD]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 12-16-02 09:09

    Dear Julie

    The stress echo is not as scary as it sounds. The CCF is used to doing them with people with ICDs and they will be very aware of it. I don't think you have anything to worry about.

    Let us know how it goes!

    take care,

    Sarah

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    [Re: strees echo and ICD]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 12-16-02 14:29

    Yes, I did a stress echo a few weeks ago... they will not push you too hard if you want to stop just tell them. I was fine...although my rate jumped a bit quick at one point and there were some nervous tones in the voice of one of the techs...but all was well.

    best wishes and send my best to the CCF crew!

    Lisa

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    [Re: strees echo and ICD]

    Author: Bryan (---.bos.east.verizon.net)

    Date: 12-16-02 16:29

    They might just change the setting of your ICD to a higher BPM just incase. It was something they were going to do when I had my stress echo a month ago but they thought I would be fine... which I was

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    [Re: strees echo and ICD]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 12-17-02 04:44

    Good point Bryan... Julie, the LAST thing ANYONE wants is to have your ICD fire, without a true need to.

    Best of luck!

    Lisa
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.
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