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    [Child ICD pacing]

    Author: terri (---.tribune.com)

    Date: 10-02-02 12:49

    Hi....

    I've posted here before about my 12-year-old daughter getting an ICD. Her surgery was done Friday in Minneapolis and she's on the road to recovery.

    But I'm looking for some insight on something we'd never heard of until after the surgery.

    If I understand it correctly, the pacing function on my daughter's ICD could not be set the way doctors had wanted because the interval between the action in the atrium and the ventricles was too short to capture. They talked to us in terms of milliseconds and the doctor said none of the devices can perform in such a short interval. Has anyone heard of this before? Especially you parents of children with ICDs? Apparently the interval is shorter in children than in adults.

    Thanks

    Terri

    And thanks too for all your kind thoughts when I was struggling through the pre-surgery questions over the last few weeks. By the way, she had it planted under the muscle, with the incision under the arm. I've seen worse looking scraped knees.

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    [Re: Child ICD pacing]

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

    Date: 10-02-02 14:39

    Terri -

    Good news that the implant is done, ICD in and less stress for all. Setting the intervals is detailed and technical at best... and the settings can be altered at anytime in the future and may well be changed many times in your daughters life. This can happen in adults and children. the key is how is she feeling?

    Lisa

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    [Re: Child ICD pacing]

    Author: Millie (---.24.223.195.Dial1.Philadelphia1.Level3.ne)

    Date: 10-02-02 18:15

    Terri,

    My son is only 10 and had his implantation at 8 yrs. old. Are you seeing an pediatric electrophysiologist. Lisa is right this is a technical and detailed device. EP doctors who are also cardiologist deal with the electrical conduction of the heart.

    You will be surprised when you go to her visits for AICD/pacer check ups at how much data comes out of this little aparatus. It's amazing! I've found that my son has many times told me he feels fine and then during Dr. visits I find out differently. It records episodes of AFIB - - down to the minutes, day etc., the same with VT's.

    Hope your daughter is well!
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.
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