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by flyingcamel
September 22nd, 2015, 2:51 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: Subcutaneous ICD - S-ICD
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Subcutaneous ICD - S-ICD

No. It senses your heart rhythm just like a regular ICD. Just that the lead doesn't go through the veins into the heart, it goes under the skin between the skin and the heart. The entire system is implanted nothing is external. I frankly don't see why it would be preferred as a patient. It is nearly...
by flyingcamel
September 22nd, 2015, 12:19 pm
Forum: In The News!
Topic: EveraMRI FDA approved
Replies: 10
Views: 3691

Re: EveraMRI FDA approved

bump. this is big.

First ICD designed from ground up and tested to be safe in MRI wowwow
by flyingcamel
September 22nd, 2015, 12:12 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: Subcutaneous ICD - S-ICD
Replies: 22
Views: 1412

Re: Subcutaneous ICD - S-ICD

Interesting. I guess I need to read up on how the cells in the body work because I'm not understanding how the device will sense a problem with the heart and also how the heart will receive a shock. But, oh well, that's for the doctors. Thanks, Bob! There is a big lead OUTSIDE the heart. The S-ICD ...
by flyingcamel
September 22nd, 2015, 11:57 am
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: LV Lead Capture
Replies: 9
Views: 932

Re: LV Lead Capture

Increased thresholds (higher energies needed to capture) are common and not typically (in fact rarely to never) the result of a faulty lead. Usually occurs just because the tissue where they placed the lead is damaged. Again, this is extremely common. There are limited vessels for placing and keepin...
by flyingcamel
June 30th, 2015, 9:27 pm
Forum: 2015 Forum posts
Topic: Driving
Replies: 4
Views: 879

Driving

I saw some recent discussion on driving restrictions. Here is the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) guidance. Yes, latest update was really 2007! These are not laws, they are just guidelines. http://www.hrsonline.org/Practice-Guidance/Clinical-Guidelines-Documents/2007-Addendum-to-Personal-and-Public-Safet...
by flyingcamel
November 28th, 2014, 10:01 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: OT: flyingcamel planning to walk 3 miles on Thanksgiving...
Replies: 24
Views: 4475

Re: OT: flyingcamel planning to walk 3 miles on Thanksgiving...

Thanks for all the well wishes everyone. Here I am at the start. That is a mellophone. It was a great time reuniting with guys I did this with 30 years ago. We didn't do too bad for only 10 hours of group rehearsal (but many more individually). It snowed all day Wednesday so we were stuck inside for...
by flyingcamel
November 19th, 2014, 12:25 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: Risk of syncope at ICD shock
Replies: 16
Views: 5448

Re: Risk of syncope at ICD shock

an ICD's definition of VF may not be our own working definition of VF. This is true. ATP (Anti-Tachy-Pacing) shouldn't work on VF, it is too disorganized to be disrupted that way. So why does Medtronic have ATP During Charging to treat VF episodes? Because we found that an overwhelming proportion o...
by flyingcamel
November 19th, 2014, 11:05 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: OT: flyingcamel planning to walk 3 miles on Thanksgiving...
Replies: 24
Views: 4475

OT: flyingcamel planning to walk 3 miles on Thanksgiving...

In New York City... :freez: While playing a mellophone... :balloons: In front of 3 million people. 50 million more on TV... wavhi Alongside 450 current and former members of the Madison Scouts Drum and Bugle Corps... :bananas: Right in front of Santa Claus! :xmassleigh: (and I do really mean right i...
by flyingcamel
November 10th, 2014, 5:17 pm
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: No Problems when MIG Welding
Replies: 4
Views: 1892

Re: No Problems when MIG Welding

I think the tech's answer was somewhat incomplete. Some types of welding may have a static (DC) magnetic component, but there is definitely an alternating (AC) electromagnetic component, and also chances of conducted current leakage directly into the body. This all combines to make it unpredictable ...
by flyingcamel
October 23rd, 2014, 8:55 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: Flying Camel; Memory Capacity of Medtronic's ICD's
Replies: 21
Views: 3162

Re: Flying Camel; Memory Capacity of Medtronic's ICD's

Chrisg wrote: Also would you be familiar with the memory capacity of my PROTECTA Mod No. D354DRG implanted September 2011.
I actually took those numbers above from a Protecta manual: episode logs for 100 VT/VF, 100 AT/AF, ... etc.
And 30 minutes of electrogram signals for the most recent episodes.
by flyingcamel
October 22nd, 2014, 11:05 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: Flying Camel; Memory Capacity of Medtronic's ICD's
Replies: 21
Views: 3162

Re: Flying Camel; Memory Capacity of Medtronic's ICD's

... details of all the episodes that have ever occurred. So that was sort of a high level answer. It is quite common that a person gets shocked and Provider #1 interrogates and reviews the episode. But then when the person goes to Provider #2 they can't find the episode and think that the ICD erase...
by flyingcamel
October 22nd, 2014, 10:33 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: Flying Camel; Memory Capacity of Medtronic's ICD's
Replies: 21
Views: 3162

Re: Flying Camel; Memory Capacity of Medtronic's ICD's

He was also told that once a “download” or interrogation was performed all previous information is wiped from the ICD. This is not true. Nothing gets "wiped out". It is true that summary they get on the "QUICK LOOK" initial page only shows the new data since the last interrogation. But they can "IN...
by flyingcamel
September 23rd, 2014, 9:44 am
Forum: 2014 Forum Posts
Topic: Defibrillate the atrium
Replies: 20
Views: 2562

Re: Defibrillate the atrium

I don't know about how much power it takes. One Dr. says it's very little and the other one says it will run the battery down. Each shock takes anywhere from 2 - 8 weeks off what the overall longevity of your device would have been. The reason it varies is that if your ICD was hardly being used and...