How old are you?

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Ann Marie » December 19th, 2011, 6:33 pm

I'm the big 60. First device 2001, 2nd 2204 and third 2007. No shocks thank goodness. Came close a few times but converted on my own. :xmasclap:
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Re: How old are you?

Post by notvaporlocked » December 19th, 2011, 6:59 pm

58 here. Had my ICD for 5 years and 3 months. Still have a recalled fidelis lead that is working fine.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Helen » December 19th, 2011, 8:20 pm

I will be 78 on Wednesday 12/21/11 but today I am only a young 77. :xmaslaf: I got my first ICD in 2003. Out of nowhere I had SCD at that time. Had it recalled and replaced in 2005... Just got my 3rd one on November 29th.
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Re: How old are you?

Post by Tony9779. » December 19th, 2011, 9:40 pm

I will be turning 53 in 3 weeks.
MI March 17, 2010 due to 100% blockage in LAD
1 medicated stent March 17, 2010, 2nd stent Lower LDA in July 2010
45% heart damage- Several episodes of VT

EF in June 2010= 35%; EF Sept 2010 =28%
Implanted ICD Medtronic Virtuoso II-Oct 31, 2010

Received appropriate shock 12-28-11

53 yrs old

Became full-time baby sitter for my granddaughter :)


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Re: How old are you?

Post by uksteve » December 20th, 2011, 2:46 pm

21 and a bit !!!!!! :xmaslaf: :xmaslaf: :xmaslaf:
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Re: How old are you?

Post by JoeNH » December 20th, 2011, 4:54 pm

Several months ago, I celebrated the 14th anniversary of my 39th Birthday ! <giggle>

My entire heart odyssey began while driving my car to the office, exactly 21 months ago today. At this hour, 21 months ago today, I was in a coma and on life support at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts; the beginning of a rather lengthy hospital stay. It's been a long 21 months with a lot of hard work; never a day off. It's been worth the hard work. But in the last 21 months I've had the opportunity to celebrate two more anniversaries of my 39th birthday !

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Jim and Sparky » December 21st, 2011, 5:20 pm

Story of my life. I hit the average, per Al (mrag).
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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Re: How old are you?

Post by zorba » December 22nd, 2011, 12:15 am

72. Had my Medco a year-and-a-half.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Smalley » December 22nd, 2011, 5:07 am

75 in February, 4th CRT-D, 2 sets of leads, 10 years implanted. 45 years CHF. Happy Christmas and a healthy New Year. - Bob


Re: How old are you?

Post by jennkenny » December 22nd, 2011, 8:31 am

42. Got my first ICD at ripe ole age of 27. Where has the time gone?????

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Re: How old are you?

Post by rachmartin » December 22nd, 2011, 1:03 pm

Jenn you really made my day. I am 37 almost 38 and have had mine for 2+ years. Only one inappropriate incident last year that gave me 4 shocks lightninghit but after being reset have been great ever since.
St. Jude ICD since 10/09/2009
Long QT w/documented 12 sec V tach episode that self-resolved.
Dual option ICD paces me if I go below 50 and doesn't shock until 200 (cause I exercise).
Shocked 4 times inappropriately due to exercise after setting inadvertently lowered to 160.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by SuzieQ » December 22nd, 2011, 5:08 pm

I am so shocked to see that I'm one of the oldest around here--78 in November. Surely don't feel that old. Didn't know so many of you are youngsters who have ICDs. By the way, that is one of my great granddaughters I'm holding in my picture.
2/11/09 MI, SCD
2/12/09 2 stents in LAD, 1 drug eluting, 1 bare metal
2/17/09 Implanted Medtronic Virtuoso II DR
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Re: How old are you?

Post by Ozchrissy » December 22nd, 2011, 6:31 pm

Oh come on Suzie, be honest, that photo had to have been taken at least 10 years ago. You couldn't possibly look that good at 78. You are a wonder and what a joy to have a great grandchild.

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LBBB & VT diagnosed Feb 06
Guidant Biventricular Pacer ICD inserted Feb 06: Boston Scientific Incepta CRT-D inserted May, 2012
Oesophageal Cancer, 2012, Gall Bladder & Septicemia 2014 resulting in VFib and severe heart damage
Bare Metal Stent May, 2012 Mitral Valve replaced 2015
Meds: Entresto, Bicard, Coralan, Eurtorxsiq, Frusehexl, Spiractin, Sigmaxin, Creon, Warfarin,
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Re: How old are you?

Post by Lidija » December 23rd, 2011, 11:22 am

i'm 30 :tree: merry christmas everyone... It is also my 18th year aniversary post transplant and pleased to say all is going well... sorry I haven't been around on here much lately I am just enjoying the beautiful summer weather we are currently having here in Melbourne ;)

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Re: How old are you?

Post by bigben7tony » December 23rd, 2011, 1:21 pm

62 years old. St Jude put in on Aug 6, 2009. One shock the first month and one in the ER in May.
SCA August 3,2009
ICD August 6, 2009 St. Jude, exchanged for a Medtronic Consulta BiV on March 29, 2013
Shocked on Aug 25, 2009 and May 6, 2011 Amio added for the 2nd time
Artificial Aortic Valve
Afib, Slow Vtach, V-fib, CHF
Atrial ablation 2/24/11
Heart Failure and low EF 2013
Drugs: Amio 200, Coreg 12.5, Coumadin 2.5, Crestor 10, Lasix 80, COQ10 200, magnesium, ativan 1, dexilant 60 and potassium(the giant pill)40 meq, Methotrexate 15 mg once per week

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