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    I saw my dr. on Wed. for the first time since Nov. They downloaded my PCD, and said I had had no episodes of a-fib and very few PAC's, PVC's, or SVT, which I was having a lot of before the implant and the change of meds, from Nadolol to Sotalol. So, I was a happy camper! He also told me I could come off my coumadin since I had had no more a-fib, and that I could tell if I was having it again and to get to the ER for blood thinner injections and to get started back on the coumadin. I'm praying that doesn't happen, but I'll deal with it if it does. For now, I'm so happy to be feeling back to normal! You don't realize how "normal" you feel until something like that happens! I don't have to go back for 6 mos. if I continue to do good! The oddest thing for me was my x-ray. That was the 1st one since my implant and it's weird to see that thing in there. I mean I know it's there, but it was kind of a shock to see it in there and see the leads. You could even see the writing on the device! Well, I hope everyone is doing well!

    Heather, 30-HCM, PCD implanted 11-02
    Heather, 43, non-obstructive HCM, dx'd at age 14, AICD implanted 11-02, PVAI ablation done for a-fib and a-flutter 5-2010. 2nd PVAI done for a-flutter and a-tach 3-2014. 3rd PVAI for a-flutter June 2015, dr forgot to reset ICD settings and I went into vt and almost died, July 2015, July 2015-started tx work up, October 2015, put on list in Dallas and tx'd on November 14, 2015.

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    Hi Heather,

    Glad to hear you had such a great visit with your doctor and that things are going so well for you!

    Take care,

    Jim
    "Some days you're the dog... some days you're the hydrant."

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