My Mark

Our former leader of this group

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Re: My Mark

Post by dadmanbob » November 3rd, 2013, 9:18 am

So sorry to hear this Mark will not be forgotten here. I thoughts still go out to you and your family during this time. He fought a good fight and now he may RIP.

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
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Re: My Mark

Post by Eric » November 3rd, 2013, 9:19 am

Prayers and thought are with you and your family during this time. I did not know Mark for very long, but he touched my life and his angelic presence will be missed dearly. May he rest in peace.
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Idiopathic CHF/ EF currently @ 53%, Low point 26%
St Jude ICD implanted 6/2008 Device changed 6/2009
1 Shock (innappropriate), ICD reprogramed 6/2010
Lead revision 3/2011 due to fractured lead
53 shock storm 4/21/2011 (Inappropriate)
ICD turned off May 20111 through 8/16/2011
Lead revision 8/16/2011
VT episodes starting in August 2012
ICD Changeout 2/25/2013 St. Jude Inspire Assura
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Re: My Mark

Post by beachjay » November 3rd, 2013, 9:49 am

My deepest sympathy Kath. His friends all over the world grieve with you. Take care of yourself....
Jacky in Texas

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Re: My Mark

Post by Susan Marie » November 3rd, 2013, 9:55 am

I am so sorry for your lose, my grayers are with you and your whole family

Aortic-Mitral mechanical valves replace 5-5-95
Afib Ablation 2-22-13
Diabetic 12-1-11 undercontrol no meds
Shock 1-26-11, 1-5-14 3 times
cardio conversion 2-26-13 and 7-21-13
removal of ICD and its leads 1/13/14
6 weeks of iv antibiotic because of infection with the leads and icd 1/13/14
3rd icd implanted 02-12-14
coumadin 10mg daily
lasix 80mg BID
Diltiazem 30 mg 1/2 tablet TID
Metoprolol 25mg 1/2/tablet BID
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Re: My Mark

Post by brucerob » November 3rd, 2013, 10:13 am

I'm so sorry, Mark was so good to/for all of us. He will be missed.

1st: Implanted 5/30/08, re-implanted 6/30/08, removed 5/2/14
2nd: implanted 5/2/14, removed 11/29/16
3rd: Implanted on right side 12/2/16

Received therapy on 7 occasions, all appropriate

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Re: My Mark

Post by gijss » November 3rd, 2013, 11:16 am

Sorry for you who will miss him even more as we will!

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.
First ICD Guidant Vitallity, second (May 16, 2012) Boston Scientific Energen ICD

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Re: My Mark

Post by ~guin » November 3rd, 2013, 11:54 am

Thank you for your note this morning Kath.
I am so sorry to hear this news; our hearts ache for you.
Mark will be missed, but will live on here in our memories.
You know how I feel, dear friend....
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Familial Dilated Cardiomyopathy
Sub Pectoral ICD Implant 9/1999
Medtronic Dual Chamber Evera XT DR
Replaced: 3/2000, 3/2006 & 9/2013

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Re: My Mark

Post by unidog10 » November 3rd, 2013, 12:15 pm

May the Lord bless him, you and your family and His heavenly light shine upon you all.

Tetrology of Fallot corrected by open heart surgery (1972)
4 atrial ablations (2010,2013,2015,2016)
1 ventricular ablation (2010)
Pulmonary valve replaced 2010 (oink, oink)
Boston Scientific Dual Lead E110 ICD
Implanted 6/10/2010

First shock 5/30/2011 inappropriate
Second shock 8/16/2012 appropriate
Third shock 1/3/2013 inappropriate
Fourth shock 4/24/13 appropriate
Fifth shock 4/1/14 inappropriate
Sixth shock 5/4/15 inappropriate
Seventh shock 7/26/2016

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Re: My Mark

Post by notvaporlocked » November 3rd, 2013, 12:33 pm

We are so very sorry for the loss of your Mark. I cannot imagine how difficult this time in your life must be. You have friends in places you did not know existed. Please take comfort in knowing there are many who have you in their thoughts.

Terry and Sandy
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Re: My Mark

Post by Mar » November 3rd, 2013, 12:36 pm

My thoughts and prayers are with you Kathleen and your family.
May Mark rest comfortably in the House of Our Lord, he will be missed by many.
Mary Ann (Mar)
Biotronic Lumax 540 DR-T implant May 2010
Open heart surgery Jan 2010
ICD implanted May 2010
1 shock in 2011
3 in 2013
current EF 10 to 15%
A Fib
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Re: My Mark

Post by CarlB » November 3rd, 2013, 12:46 pm

angel May God Bless and keep not only Mark but you and your family. angel

Mark helped build and keep this ICD Family
and we all will miss him dearly

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Re: My Mark

Post by Karentko » November 3rd, 2013, 12:52 pm

Mark was truly a friend to all of us here and he will be missed so much.He gave us all support and encouragement when we needed it most,and helped so many of us.You are in my thoughts and prayers.I will pray for strength for you. :hugg:
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Re: My Mark

Post by Marie » November 3rd, 2013, 1:04 pm

So sorry to hear this sad news,

Sending Kath and family all our love and condolences .

Mark has helped so many people from all around the world , he has built an amazing network of people from all walks of life, he will NEVER be forgotten.


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Non Sustained Ventricular Tachycardia.

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Re: My Mark

Post by Lazydays » November 3rd, 2013, 1:37 pm

I am extremely saddened to learn of Mark's passing.

Mark was the foremost of our members who gave me unlimited support when I needed it most. Although we never met or spoke, his contribution to my mental well being was immense. I shall always be grateful to him for that and never forget him.

Kath, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

R.I.P. Mark.

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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
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Re: My Mark

Post by 4EverHopeful » November 3rd, 2013, 1:45 pm

I'm so saddened to hear Mark lost his fight. My heart goes out to you and your family Kath. May the Lord strengthen and comfort you for the days ahead. May your memories of Mark bless you and comfort you with joy and laughter and not so much a reminder of the today's sorrows.....

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O LORD, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit
down or stand up. You know my every thought when far away. You chart the path ahead of me
and tell me where to stop and rest. Every moment You know where I am.
Psalm 139:1-3

Non-ischemic DCM 09/11
PVCs, LBBB, leaky mitral valve
St Judes CRT-D (Bubba) 02/12; (Bubba II) 09/17
EF 20% 09/11; 25% 07/12; 35% 02/16
Failed PVC Ablation 11/12
Coreg, Zestril, Asprin, Aldactone, Lasix, Zocor, Levothroid

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