How old are you?

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How old are you?

Post by wingnut73 » December 17th, 2011, 8:08 am

I am curious about the age of my fellow ICD/CRT-D recipients here on the board.
I will be 79 in Jan.. Got my first one in 2006. No major events since. Knock on wood! :xmassleigh:

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Post by xislandman2004 » December 17th, 2011, 8:11 am

I will be 73 July 1st... Had my first known SVT episode in February 2007 in a hotel room in Bangkok. Scary.

Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy - Heart failure
First ICD Medtronic 5/16/08
Pulmonary Vein Ablation 9/1/10
Second ICD Medtronic 5/8/12
AV Node ablation 12/23/13
Medtronic Viva CRT-D 4/14/14
Mitral valve replacement 7/14/15
plural and pericardia fluids (2.5 liters) drained 2/16

Coreg 12.5mg x 3

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Lasix 40mg x 2
Potassium 10 megs per 20 mg Lasix

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Re: How old are you?

Post by vikki » December 17th, 2011, 8:12 am

I'm 37. I'm hoping I make it to your age wingnut
xx Vikki xx

ICD implanted 20th October 2010 - Boston Scientific
Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy diagnosed 2006
throw in some VT & A-Fib and that's me
Meds: Diltiazem 180mg, spriractin and chlorthalidone 25mg, Amiodarone 100mg, Asprin 100mg, Thyroxine 100mg

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Post by freckles1880 » December 17th, 2011, 9:28 am

I am just an age challenged 69 year old. I intend to use up all the Social Security I can. wavhi

Medtronic-Visia AF implanted 7-8-2016 stayed with the with 6947 Sprint Quattro Secure lead. Original ICD implant 2-4-2009. ICD turned off 10-6-17 as stage 4 lung cancer taking over.
Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

My "Wardens" are my bride of 54+ years and my daughters.

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Post by Jim and Sparky » December 17th, 2011, 9:38 am

I just turned a double nickel. (55) Maybe I will actually collect Social Security someday.
MI 1/21/11; SCA's 2/3/11 and 2/4/11
I have a Boston Scientific Teligen ICD and a Boston Scientific Promus stent,
I guess my cardiologist is sort of a BS kind of guy.

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Post by Suzanne » December 17th, 2011, 10:07 am

I'm only 49 toungueee :wink:

I'll be 50 in less than a month huhhh
~ Suzanne ~

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8 Shock Storm March 21/09
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ICD and Lead Explanted Nov.23/09
Medtronic Reveal XT (Cardiac Monitor) Implanted Jan.25/10...explanted and new one reinserted on July 21/11

Cardiac Monitor explanted Sept.9/14

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Re: How old are you?

Post by beachjay » December 17th, 2011, 10:12 am

I am 77 had my ICD 4 years........ :xmaswav:
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Re: How old are you?

Post by Eric » December 17th, 2011, 12:26 pm

44 here, had it for three 1/2 years now....Not sure I want it anymore..
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Idiopathic CHF/ EF currently @ 53%, Low point 26%
St Jude ICD implanted 6/2008 Device changed 6/2009
1 Shock (innappropriate), ICD reprogramed 6/2010
Lead revision 3/2011 due to fractured lead
53 shock storm 4/21/2011 (Inappropriate)
ICD turned off May 20111 through 8/16/2011
Lead revision 8/16/2011
VT episodes starting in August 2012
ICD Changeout 2/25/2013 St. Jude Inspire Assura
Too many meds to count
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Re: How old are you?

Post by HenryT » December 17th, 2011, 12:38 pm

65 and holding...My first device was put in May of '98 now on my third... Guidant Cognis CRT-D. Was shocked once with each of my earlier devices but knock on wood no excitement with version 3.0 :anisnow:

DCM with heart failure (EF 15%) diagnosed in May of 1998. First ICD fitted in July of 1998. On my third device a Boston Scientific CRT-D put in June '09 following AV node ablation. Current EF 35%. Current Meds: warfarin, amiodarone, coreg, lisinopril, Crestor, aldactone, baby aspirin

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Ken the mailman » December 17th, 2011, 1:00 pm

I'm 62 years old. Will turn 63 on February 22th, and have had my St.Jude ICD for two years.
Nonischemic dilated cardiomyopathy
SCA 12/20/2009
St. Jude ICD 12/23/2009
2nd SCA 05/22/2010
Lisinopril 2.5mg daily
Bystolic 5mg 1x daily

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Re: How old are you?

Post by jo-rabbit » December 17th, 2011, 3:12 pm

I'm 46, hoping to collect my pension too :snowman:
Alcohol ablation 1998
ICD Boston Scientific Teligen 100 implanted 20th May 2010
bisoprolol 7.5 mg

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Re: How old are you?

Post by blogsdon » December 17th, 2011, 3:50 pm

49 be 50 in may. It will be 5 years in feb for my device. Battery is getting low might get a new one next year. 3 shocks in 5 years. Thank god for SS Disability insurance.

Happy Holidays All!!!!! :xmaswav:

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Marie » December 17th, 2011, 4:15 pm

I am 46 and had mine 2 years now.

Youngest child turns 13 next week ,cant believe I am the Mother of 3 teenagers arghhhhh.

Marie :xmasjump:
Medtronic Maximo 11 DR implanted 24th Nov 09

Non Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by gerry » December 17th, 2011, 5:25 pm

48, next month I will be a ripe age of 49 years oooollld. Had my I CD only 6 months now.
type 2 diabetes
ICD implant june 28/2011
1 Device Medtronic Protecta XT DR D35
1 Atrial Medtronic 4076 CapSureFix
1 RV Medtronic 6935-65 Sprint Quatt
40mg Atorvastatin-120 mg Diamicron-80mg Asa
-10 mg ramipril-100 mg Carvedilol-.
Class II CHF level.from level III.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by brucerob » December 17th, 2011, 5:46 pm

I'll be 61 in April, my ICD was implanted in May of 2008. Since then every birthday that rolls around is greeted with a smile :tooth:

1st: Implanted 5/30/08, re-implanted 6/30/08, removed 5/2/14
2nd: implanted 5/2/14, removed 11/29/16
3rd: Implanted on right side 12/2/16

Received therapy on 7 occasions, all appropriate

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