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I Need a Defibrillator Implant Support Group

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 44 People

    So What's The Status On Defibrillator Nowadays

    I read all your stories, all dated a few years back. It doesn't seem that anyone is coming back here to provide further comments. You're scaring the daylights out of me. Excuse me for being so direct, but does that mean this device is not very useful and most of you are deceased...
    BearSpirits BearSpirits 61-65, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2013

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    Want To Find Out More About A Defibrillator Implant

      My husband Scott had a heart attack 6/15/2012 at the age of 48. At his 3 month check up he was referred to have a consultation with the dr that completes defibrillator implants. His pumping is at 40%, so he is borderline. Is there anyone that is around the same age that...
    rojean rojean 46-50 Nov 4, 2012

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    Implanted Icd At 16

    Hi, I'm Diana. I ran track and played basketball since I was 8. One day my older sister who was my age now at the time (21) wasn't feeling well and went to go get her heart checked. My dad also had aver heart problems with an ICD and has had strokes and died in 2009 of a massive...
    DianaRaquel DianaRaquel 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2012

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    Defribulator/pacemaker

    I just want to know what the shock of a defribulator feels like.  I think I've had the shock a few times.
    pegstags pegstags 46-50, F 10 Responses Apr 18, 2010

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    Trying To Decide If I Will Go Through With Having A Defibrillator

    I was told that I needed a defibrillator and through one screw up after another in my Doctor's office I was still without one after a month. All this time has giving me time to get over my shock and really give myself time to really think this through. I am hoping to find someone...
    statuesque1 statuesque1 61-65, F 4 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Any Experiences Please Share???!!!

    My brother just had a defibrillator implanted in his upper left chest muscle a couple of weeks ago and it has been the most traumatic experience for me yet, after they sent him home a week later it started firing and it is like watching the person you care about get shot over and...
    Mystic44 Mystic44 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7, 2008

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    Regarding "shocking"

    I have HCM and known about it now the past 4 years and I have chosen to NOT put that device in my chest until they improve it as when I reviewed the past  failure rate studies of these devices worldwide - it used to be a whopping 30% failure rate when inadvertent shocking...
    tomrgold tomrgold 46-50 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    Father With Chf And Needing Defibrillator

    My father is 63 years old and has Chronic CHF.  A year ago he had a triple bypass and valve repair, and is doing very well now.  He is maintaining his weight and diet. He tries to walk for excercise regularly.  He saw his Dr. a few months ago and they ordered a...
    dadshelper dadshelper 61-65 May 7, 2010

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    Judy

    I am 60 years old and have never had heart problems, despite the fact that two of my brothers have had heart attacks plus my dad died of one at age 49. I was life flighted out of our small town to another 120 miles away on March 1 after having horrible chest pains. When I got...
    jhubbard jhubbard 56-60, F Oct 19, 2011

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    Just Got The News, Im Getting An Icd Implant

    Hi, I'm Cansas, im 20 years old and have left ventricular cardiomyopathy. Over the past 9 months i have passed out 7 times and my blood pressure drops extremely low. I found this out at age 16 during a soccer game for my high school when i passed out on the feild. My uncle had...
    catheycn catheycn 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    No Fear Of My Defibrillator

    I had my first defibrillator implanted in July 2006 after I died once at a festival and was revived but not stable and a second time in the ambulance with the same result only the second time I was put on life support. After 3 days they got my heart rate stabilized but would not...
    Luckysmate Luckysmate 61-65 Sep 28, 2012

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    What To Do?

    I got mine on Dec. 21, 2010. 6 days later, without any warning and no symptoms I got shocked. I wasn't' sure what hit me at first. It was the most painful and horrifying experience of my life. By the time I figured out what happen, BANG I got it again, then again and again. 12...
    jdfonz jdfonz 46-50 3 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    21 And Just Got Defibrillator

    Hey, just got released from hospital yesterday, had defibrillator put in, any tips/suggestions for healing process/what was it like for anyone else?
    ckraft3 ckraft3 18-21 1 Response May 25, 2012

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    I'm Getting A Defibrillator/pacemaker Implant In 4 Days From Today

    June 2, 2011     I'm having a defibrillator/pacemaker implant in 4 days from today.  I'm incredibly afraid of it...of how my life is going to have to change. I'm sorry, right now I can't even finish this because I've started crying again....
    TerriIamusingmyrealname TerriIamusingmyrealname 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    Had A Freak Cardiac Arrest

    Luckily I had two colleagues in my office with me when it happened. I'm 55, and have always been athletic, active, and worked out at the gym....but, would get tachacardia every few months. I was unconcsious and they used hypothermic blanket, rescesitated me the first night...
    DebraT DebraT 51-55, F May 28, 2012

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    Lovin My Life

    HELLO ALL I AM 30 YR OLD FEMALE THAT WAS TOLD 4 YEARS AGO I WAS DIAGNOSIS WIT CONGESTIVE HEART FALUIRE MY HEART WAS ONLY CLOSEIN 15 PERCENT AND NOW IT IS ONLY CLOSIN 25 PERCENT SO ON THE 27 OF AUGUST AT 9:30 A.M I HAD  SURGERY TO GOT MY DEFIBULATOR PUT IN I WAS NOT ALL THE...
    mizzblack mizzblack 31-35 Sep 9, 2010

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    Welcome To My Crazy Life.. :)

    Hello all! I thought I would introduce myself and share my back story. My name is Jennie, I'm 27, and I was born with Congenital Heart Disease. The variety I have is one of the more rare ones-- Pulmonary Atresia with ventricular septal defect. I was diagnosed and had my first...
    jempfer jempfer 26-30, F Sep 23, 2012

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    My "shocking" Experience

    I received my difibrillator 5 weeks ago today, November 16,2010. This past Friday December 17th the device fired and delivered six consecutive shocks! I never saw it coming and was stunned and shocked (literaly) when it happened. The feeling that I experienced was like an...
    pichiotino pichiotino 51-55 5 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    Do I Want A Defibrillator?

    I've had cardiomyopathy and an ejection fraction of 35% for almost two years. I am on 18 medications but they have not improved the EJ and I am having more and more clumps of irregular heart beats. Docs are insisting I need a defrillator implanted. However, there many risks and...
    msmike3 msmike3 66-70 5 Responses May 25, 2010

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    Watch our qualifications. People really should be aware that every one surgical techniques have risk. Before starting any encouraged dental treatment method, clients might choose...
    Freddieqk2494 Freddieqk2494 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    The straightforward response isn't any, if ample bone is accessible to settle for the implant. The methods can all be accomplished from the dental surgery, making use of only...
    Tysonlk318 Tysonlk318 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Our Perth dental team is extremely expert and it has the opportunity to restore a complete arch of teeth, utilizing advanced systems. Together with whole jaw implants, we may do...
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    sevenforasecret sevenforasecret 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Please, can someone help me? I need advice. I've tried everything, and I don't know where to go. It's a long read, but I'm very desperate. Here's the situation: I'm twenty-one (I...
    KJFletcher KJFletcher 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    The 2 crowns plus the artificial tooth are all fixed alongside one another and cemented in place. Bridges function precisely the same way as crowns as well as beauty success are...
    Vestaavv1604 Vestaavv1604 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    View our skills. Individuals must be conscious that every one surgical methods have chance. Before starting any advisable dental therapy, sufferers could choose to hunt a 2nd...
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    Newtonys505 Newtonys505 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    This waiting time is important because it enables sufficient time for your titanium implant to productively integrate With all the jaw bone. This 2nd stage is carried out by our...
    Peternhj Peternhj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Dental implant processes assistance and retain current bone within the jaw (this might cut down the chance of adjacent normal teeth turning out to be free)There are 2 phases linked...
    Paul18nj Paul18nj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    A dental implant is usually regarded as a man-made tooth root that is certainly submerged into the jawbone. When dental operate for instance a crown, fixed bridge or a complete...
    Paul18nj Paul18nj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    The next step should be to possess the implant inserted. You need to sense comparatively minor soreness immediately after possessing just an individual implant, and also youR17;ll...
    Vestaavv1604 Vestaavv1604 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Dental implants as well as their prosthetic restoration can replace 1 or numerous lacking enamel.  Minimally invasive methods normally need no sutures. Dependant upon bone top...
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    There may be negligible soreness associated with possibly of those surgical actions, certainly not more than getting a tooth extracted, and usually fewer. Dentist prescribed...
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    Each individual client will Get better from oral surgery marginally otherwise based on age and circumstance. Treatment strategies should really constantly be delivered and also the...
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    Dental Implants are definitely the closest aproximation to the lacking organic root Now we have in dentistry. Made of pure titanium They're quite bio-compatible giving great and...
    Yolandajn652 Yolandajn652 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    Irrespective of whether you've got missing your enamel, a number of of these, and even just one tooth, dental implants need to be regarded as an selection for your oral...
    Freddieqk2494 Freddieqk2494 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    All through this visit, the fixture that serves since the alternative for the basis part of a lacking pure tooth are going to be mounted. The area is made numb along with the...
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    Denisstu Denisstu 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    What this means is the implant has not hooked up or built-in to the bone. It usually fails at the next phase surgical treatment. The failed implant is unscrewed, the bone still...
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    Perth's NEW SMILE Dental Clinic gives A variety of therapy options together with minor oral (dentoalveolar) surgical procedures for people necessitating implants, extractions or...
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    Occasionally, resulting from bone decline due to extensive-phrase missing enamel, a bone modification, augmentation or grafting process could possibly be necessary to prepare the...
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    The MOST important Portion of the “pre-surgical procedure workup” is ensuring you will be psychologically well prepared, reasonable and totally educated.As implant size...
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    Anyone who in all fairness healthy and needs to interchange missing enamel is really a attainable applicant for dental implants.Dental implants, often called enamel implants, are...
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    Unlike bridges, Dental implants usually do not involve the main slicing and reshaping of neighboring balanced teeth.Perth's NEW SMILE Dental Clinic delivers An array of therapy...
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