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Post by ladyheart » June 26th, 2009, 5:09 am

I noticed that you said you didn't know you got your first shock until five days later when you heard the alarm. I don't understand what you mean. What alarm? Were you comatose for five days? I probably missed something.
Idiopathic Cardiomyopathy & CHF 1996
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Post by wfd312 » December 28th, 2010, 8:35 pm

Hi, I am Erik's wife. He was asleep when the ICD went off. The ICD has an alert tone or alarm that goes off if Erik has an episode (afib etc) and an alarm that will sound if there is a problem with a lead or is in need of a new battery. He didn't hear the alarm for 5 days because it is preset to go off at 7:00 am if there is an issue, and he was sleeping when the alarm went off. It sounds for about 30 secs. Hope this helps.

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Post by freckles1880 » December 29th, 2010, 9:01 am

Most, if not all, of our ICD's have alarms to advise us of situations. They are set through your EP's office and for a set time. Mine is set for 8:am daily. Mine has 3 different sounds one for an event, one for low battery and one for lead or other problems. I can't hear them but my wife can. I looked for the post that had the sounds posted on it but could not locate it. I did download the sounds so I knew what they were. The devise nurse at my EP's office let my wife hear my unit's sounds. wavhi

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Major heart attack, carcinogenic shock and quad bypass 10-13-08 post myocardial infarction, old inferior MI complicated by shock and CHF, combined, Atherosclerosis, abdominal aortic Aneurysm, Seroma 7 cm, left leg. Stent in the left main vein 10-7-2014

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