How old are you?

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Re: How old are you?

Post by TruckerRon » December 18th, 2011, 12:19 am

I'm 58 and my zapper is 2 years, 2 months, and 28 days old.
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Non-ischemic cardiomyopathy
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Re: How old are you?

Post by marvinj » December 18th, 2011, 1:16 am

I am 64. Had my ICD implanted September 13th of this year...30 years to the day that I had my heart attack.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by gijss » December 18th, 2011, 5:59 am

Old? No not old nononono , I am only 61, pensionado for 5 years already, active in many things any but work. My (1st !) ICD is in for 6 years and 362 days after SCD on Nov 13, 2004.
My name is Gijs but in English you can call me Gilbert as this might be easier te remember :-)

SCA Nov 13, 2004, shocked Sep 2 (2x) & 5 2005, Dec 31 2005, May 20 2006, Dec 29 2008, Oct 31 2009 and April 6 2010 (3x). 'Repaired' by epicardial ablation April 16th, 2010.
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Re: How old are you?

Post by Anthony » December 18th, 2011, 7:15 am

41 years and ICD no.2, too many 'events' and countless shocks........but nothing since the ablation, yeeha!!!
Keep on keepin on......

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Re: How old are you?

Post by codman59 » December 18th, 2011, 7:51 am

52 years old, got my zapper when I was 49, and other than one pacing episode, it's done nothing else. I'm still attached to it however. Diagnosed with cardiomyapathy around age 40, chf put me on reduced work duties at 48.
Feel a helluva lot better now than I did in those days though.... well, most of the time.
Cardiomyapathy (reason unknown; suspect viral infection 1998), chf, gout, diabetes, asthma, bad hair.
Medtronics Virtuoso VR implanted Aug 28/08, single lead.

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Lianachan » December 18th, 2011, 9:54 am


Great thread! One or two people have suddenly gone very quiet... :xmaslaf:

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Re: How old are you?

Post by annette8 » December 18th, 2011, 1:15 pm

60 years and counting. Received my helper 1 1/2 years ago due to CHF. bunnydan
annette, age 65y on 8/8/16
nurse, quit work 12/25/10,
symptoms-SOB, fatique, cough
dx CHF, LBBB, EF 12-15% 3/10 per echo
EF confirmed by cardiac cath, no blockages
medtronic consulta inserted CRT-D 5/10
ALL the CHF MEDS started 3/10
Now on Coreg bid, losartan 50mg hs
EF now 49% per echo 4/2015
Medtronic Viva CRT-P inserted 1/12/17

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Re: How old are you?

Post by AlexK » December 18th, 2011, 1:35 pm

56, robot heart put in about two weeks after I turned 51.
August 1, 2007, died; CPR restored
August 3, 2007 implant Medtronic Pacemaker/Defibrillator
Coreg and Atacand daily
"In the end, everything is just a gag," -- Charlie Chaplin

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Re: How old are you?

Post by pbeesley » December 18th, 2011, 1:35 pm

Im 42, ICD install Aug 2010, no shocks yet :)


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Re: How old are you?

Post by Jean » December 18th, 2011, 1:42 pm

I am 54 I had my first ICD in September 2007 and my CRT-D in May of 2010. What a diffrence it has made!! :snowman:

Cardiomyothapy,LBBB, CHF, Diabetes
Cognis CRT-D implanted May 11,2010

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Lazydays » December 18th, 2011, 2:05 pm

I am 57. Have had my ICD since July '08. One shock and lots of ATP. Thankful that the little thing is working as it should.

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March 1994 - MI
June 2003 - Stent
July 2008 - VT - Stent & ICD fitted
Dec 2008 - Appropriate shock
Sept 2011 - Ventricular Ablation (failed)
May 2012 - Ventricular Ablation
May 2013 - Ventricular Ablation (failed to induce VT )
June 2014 - Ventricular Ablation
25mg Spirolactone
5mg Bisoprolol
10mg Ramipril
40mg Pravastatin
Disopyramide - 400 mg

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Re: How old are you?

Post by dadmanbob » December 18th, 2011, 3:24 pm

I am 56 got mine this June when I was still 55 so I have had mine for about 6 months
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ischemic cardiomyopathy NSVT, stent 1 left side 4/5 &1 right side on 6/9 2011
MI Heart attack unknown when it happened 20% dead muscle
CHF-3, PVD, CAD, CKD-3 & EF 35 now 55 12-19-11
ICD ST JUDE 6/29/11, CD2215-36Q, RVA LEAD, RA-LEAD
Spironolactone 25mg am/pm,FUROSEMIDE 40MG, Calcitriol .25mg mon,wed,fri

I welcome my ICD he is Electron a transformer

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Re: How old are you?

Post by turboz24 » December 18th, 2011, 4:21 pm

39 now, got my ICD September 14th 2007, can't wait for relocation/replacement.......

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Re: How old are you?

Post by Melissa » December 18th, 2011, 5:13 pm

I'm 38, and I got my ICD last August. Like a few other said, I'm hoping to be able to some day collect my Social Security!
Melissa - dx cardiomyopathy in 2004 due to childhood chemotherapy; Boston Scientific CRT-D implanted 8/10, meds: Toprol XL 100mg/day, aldactone 25mg/day. Second ICD implanted 3/18, also Boston Scientific CRT-D

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Re: How old are you?

Post by BKK » December 18th, 2011, 5:43 pm

I'm 63, my device will be 2 in Feb.


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