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Post by dplumb » December 13th, 2011, 5:38 pm

I woke up sunday morning at 4:40 a.m to guess what my icd letting me know that it was still there after 5 years of inacvtivity. Went to hospital and they told me was long run of pvc's. Went to cardio today and he had them do a icd check and there they were thousands of pvc's. my question is why all of a sudden after 5 years of nothing does this happen

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Post by freckles1880 » December 13th, 2011, 6:11 pm

Well at least it appears that you needed that "jolt" from your little friend. Now I pray they can fix whatever is causing those pvc's.

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Re: shock

Post by Suzanne » December 13th, 2011, 7:19 pm

I have no idea (to answer your question).

I'm sorry you needed to be shocked.
I hope you get answers and solutions to your issues soon.
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Re: shock

Post by JR1966 » December 14th, 2011, 6:34 pm

Dave,only your EP can possibly give you an answer to why you suddenly started having the problem.Just don't expect a precise explanation as often they are not sure themselves.

I'm only guessing Dave but I'm assuming that your heart meds haven't changed much given 5 years of inactivity?If so, it may be as simple as a medication change or a dosage change.You would be surprised what a tweak on the meds can do.

At the end of the day that little bugger that we have a love/hate relationship with has done it's job and I'm glad your ok.

Have a great Christmas Dave. :tree:

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Re: shock

Post by AlexK » December 14th, 2011, 9:14 pm

If they could tell when we were going to need these things, we wouldn't need these things.

The rest you already know. Regrets you're having to put up with this.
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