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Defibs


Posted by Colin on July 13, 1999 at 11:31:03
I have been referred to a cardiologist with a view to implanting a defib. I have a long history of cardiac disease - heart attacks CABG and have experienced bursts VT and palpitations since the op. I have been taking beta blockers for 5 years and have had enough of the side effects! hence the alternatives. What I would like to know is a lot more information about the implant. Is there a web site I can go to? I am 48.
Colin

Posted by Dolly on July 13, 1999 at 23:51:52
My 9 year old son, who has hypertrophic cardiomyopathy,  had an ICD implanted 3 weeks ago. I too had many questions about ICDs and found some very informative sites. Here are a few that have been the most beneficial to me.
http://www.medtronic.com/tachy/patient/icd/patheicd.html
http://cardio.ucsf.edu/ep/debris/icd2.htm
http://www.math.technion.ac.il/~rl/whaticd.html
http://www.duff.net/zapper/
http://cardio.ucsf.edu/ep/debris/icd2.htm
http://accessva.com/pages/science/backstry/0212main.htm
http://www.naspe.org/
Hope these help.
Dolly

Posted by CCF CARDIO MD JMF on July 14, 1999 at 08:10:12
Dear Dolly,
Thank you so much for these womderful sites.  We will include them as a resource for other patients.

Posted by Joe on July 14, 1999 at 17:16:01
I have an implanted defibrillator.
Please join us on Thursday evenings at 8:00 PM Eastern time for our weekly chat at www.duff.net/zapper  click on the Zap Chat button
Joe

Posted by CCF CARDIO MD JMF on July 15, 1999 at 12:25:44
Dear joe,
If you don't mind, i'd like to provide this site to others with ICDs
Thanks

Posted by Joe on July 21, 1999 at 11:09:53
The more the merrier, Doc.
Joe

Posted by CCF CARDIO MD JMF on July 22, 1999 at 11:31:37
Dear Joe,
Keep us posted on the progress of your group and let us know if wee can be of further assistance.



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