How old are you?

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Re: How old are you?

Post by andrewr138 » December 23rd, 2011, 4:42 pm

I'm 25, got my first ICD at 17.


Re: How old are you?

Post by karslake » December 24th, 2011, 2:22 am

Well, I am 79 in a couple of months - had my first IC D in 1998.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Debi » December 25th, 2011, 11:13 pm

I just turned 64 last month. Have had my device since August, 2009 and no shocks. Just had it interrogated before my recent surgery, and no recent incidents either.

I'm the mom of a (mostly) beautiful 16 year old adopted a little more than 16 years ago. I'm extremely thankful I will get to see her graduate high school and go to college in a year and half.

Happy Holidays everyone.

Debbie :xmasjump:

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Re: How old are you?

Post by JohnM » December 26th, 2011, 11:35 am

Im 49 be 50 in April. had since 45.
MI 8-1-07, 4 Stent Failures from Aug 07 to May 08 ,Right Bundle Branch Block, Multiple VT episodes, SCA 10-09-07, ICD 10-10-07, Appropriate ICD shocks (5), Bypass Surgery 6-6-08, Cardioversion from A-Fib 6-9-08,CHF Diagnosed Class II 2-09, Pulmonary Embolism 4/10, IVC Filter Insertion, Colonectomy, Appendectomy and Hernia repair 8-30-2011, April 2013 Hospitalized Severe CHF, and Ishemic Cardiomiopathy, Sept 2013 Removal of ICD and replaced with CRT-D.
St. Jude Medical CRT-D. CD3365-40C and Coumadin for life :-(

Robert Earl

Re: How old are you?

Post by Robert Earl » December 27th, 2011, 11:16 am

I'm 50 had mine since Oct 09. shocked 4 x this spring apparently I needed it lol. Merry Christmas.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by amberfitz » December 27th, 2011, 12:25 pm

I am 33. CRT-D placed 6/2010 with a lead wire replaced 12/15/10.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by jeb » December 27th, 2011, 10:39 pm

I am 67 and still hanging in there. I hope this is the year I can retire. Then I plan to throw my alarm clock out the window!

Brugada Syndrome; Boston Scientific Incepta (third device implanted 5/27/15); Guidant Leads


Re: How old are you?

Post by JoeNH » December 27th, 2011, 11:22 pm

jeb wrote:I plan to throw my alarm clock out the window!

This reminds me of the childhood joke: "Why did the man throw the clock out the window ?"

Answer: "He wanted to see time fly."

If anyone needs to know "Why a fireman wears red suspenders," or "why the chicken crossed the road," please let me know via PM. <giggle>

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Re: How old are you?

Post by candlegold » December 28th, 2011, 12:47 pm

just hit 45...
Implanted with lightning in a can in August 09

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Re: How old are you?

Post by jenlows » December 29th, 2011, 4:02 pm

75th birthday in September. ICD is now 2 years old and I can attest to its effectiveness from one experience 2 months ago.

I'm collecting my SS but also still contributing to it. Want to continue working as long as it is still fun to do so.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Shanks » December 29th, 2011, 11:16 pm

Ripe old age of 39!!! I have had my ICD exactly 3 weeks, so far so good. The only bad thing is that I have flipped back into A-Fib and A-Flutter and have to go back in for another ablation in about a week.

Have you guys ever tracked who got the first ICD of the year like a New Years Baby? lol... Winner gets a package of gauze pads and some neosporin! Good times we live in... whewsmile
Scott Allen
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A-Fib/Tachycardia/Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy (Mar 11)
Left/Right Atrial Ablation (Oct 11)
Bradycadia with long VT (Nov 11)
AICD Medtronics Protecta DR (Dec 11)
Atrial Ablation #2 (Jan 12)
Atrial Ablation #3 (Mar 13)
10mg lisinoprol, 100mg Metoprolol, 40mg Forosemide, 20mg Xarelto, 400mg Amiodarone, Spironolactone 25 mg, 1mg Xanax.
EF in March 2011 10%, EF in Sep 11 25-30'ish% and now Mar 12...40-45%.
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Re: How old are you?

Post by CarlB » December 30th, 2011, 10:54 am

I have had my ICD since December 2005,and will be 70 in March. Battery holding up, but with a recalled lead into the heart.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by kristinzzz » December 30th, 2011, 3:32 pm

Just turned 43. Have had my ICD since I was 37.

Happy New Year to every one! offwall

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2nd ICD Medtronic Protecta Implanted June 2012 (Fidelis Lead removed/fractured)
3rd ICD ST JUDE implanted in April 2018
10 Shock Storm/ Feb. 2008
Hypertrophic Obstructive Cardiomyopathy


Re: How old are you?

Post by Juicydb » December 30th, 2011, 5:57 pm

I'm 50 and got my ICD three years ago for Christmas!

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Susan Marie » December 31st, 2011, 2:07 am

I just turned 49 Dec 28, and was not sure I would make it through that birthday, was sick with the stomach flu I have had CHF since I was 10, have 2 mechanical valves, which I got on my 28 birthday, then turned 40 and had to get the icd, now I am wondering what will happen for my 50, but at least I am still alive and kicking :xmasclap:
Aortic-Mitral mechanical valves replace 5-5-95
Afib Ablation 2-22-13
Diabetic 12-1-11 undercontrol no meds
Shock 1-26-11, 1-5-14 3 times
cardio conversion 2-26-13 and 7-21-13
removal of ICD and its leads 1/13/14
6 weeks of iv antibiotic because of infection with the leads and icd 1/13/14
3rd icd implanted 02-12-14
coumadin 10mg daily
lasix 80mg BID
Diltiazem 30 mg 1/2 tablet TID
Metoprolol 25mg 1/2/tablet BID
klor-con 10m BID
Cephalexin 500mg 2capsules BID
aspirin 81mg daily
spirolacton 25mg daily
ambient 10mg daily

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