Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
NSVT and HCM - ICD needed?
Hello,

I've was diagnosed with HOCM (Hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy)  almost 4 years ago.  I had open heart surgery at the Cleveland Clinic  in Sept. of 2008 to reduce the thickness of my ventricular septum.   During this period, I have worn a holter monitor several times and never showed any serious rhythm issues..  My last holter (in Oct. of this year) showed one run  of NSVT.  I am learning that this can/is very serious in the presence of my kind of structural heart disease.  I was told by my cardiologist that I will most likely need an ICD and will be taking beta blockers and coumadin the rest of my life.  

Anyone else  in this same boat or has had an ICD implanted?  You impressions would be appreciated.

Thanks for any and all info.

Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar_universal
I have HOCM also was implanted with my first ICD in 1991. I have to take beta blockers and an anti arrhythmic, No coumadin. I never had a lot of nsvt but had my share of v-tach. I was not crazy to get the implant but not ready to give up. I went through my first device with no problems. My second device saved my life twice so I am a strong supporter of ICD`s if you have serious rhythm problems. It`s been 18 years since first implant and five devices. HCM hearts can not handle arrhythmia`s very well so I have been told.
Have you seen the HCMA web site ? For anyone with HCM it is a site worth visiting.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
NSVT and HCM - ICD needed?
Submit Answer
A
A
Top Heart Disease Answerers
976897_tn?1379171202
Blank
watford, United Kingdom
11548417_tn?1440481484
Blank
Netherlands
159619_tn?1318997813
Blank
Salt Lake City, UT
Avatar_universal
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
Avatar_universal
Blank
Ireland
Blank
BloodPressure Tracker
Monitor Your Blood Pressure
Start Tracking Now
Blank
HeartRhythm Tracker
Track your Heart Condition
Start Tracking Now
Recent Activity
649848_tn?1424570775
Blank
Barb135 commented on SOY
4 hrs ago
517872_tn?1454784861
Blank
senseanonymous  commented on SOY
10 hrs ago
1236893_tn?1408490528
Blank
gymdandee commented on SOY
11 hrs ago
Heart Disease Community Resources