Time121
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Time121, May 28,  2019  7:53am EST

ICD SHOCK 2 DAYS AGO

I was moving some stones around the pool this past Saturday and suddenly was dizzy and was falling to the ground, it was then I heard a loud explosion in my ears and fell to the ground,I then realized I was shocked, Noone was home so I ran to the house and called my wife to come home from work, I was sitting on the deck with my phone in my hand wondering if I should call the Ambulance. I did  tried to remain calm and could not believe how this could happen to me . I now realize my limitations, Anyone hear a loud explosion in you ears when the shock was given? If you know what a shot gun sounds like,, thats what it was, scary. Now my heart is beating irregilarly and im dizzy. Talked to the monitoring center and they said it was a vtach with many vfibs, The cardiology center set an appointment for next week and said if it happends again , get to emergency asap. (I KNOW THAT), But what happened here is I am affraid to fall asleep all of a sudden. 

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  • DolphinWrite
    DolphinWrite, May 28,  2019  9:29pm EST

    Yeah.  I've heard of this.  A couple experienced unwarranted shocks and had to get adjustments.  I've known many who like their icd.  Early in my recovery, I started with an ef of 15, leaving the hospital around 30 and a vest.  They kept suggesting an icd.  As my heart rhythm was normal, I took my chances, going to rehab, changing my diet, and praying.  No icd and energetic now.  I don't know all your symptoms, but I've learned we all need to be our own advocates.  I've never been one to fully resign myself to doctors' words.  It''s just not in my nature.  I talk to patients, research, question all my doctors, and read everything along the way.  The more you know.  God bless. 😊

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, May 29,  2019  9:36am EST

    Good morning, I am so very sorry that this happened to you. I am glad you called the monitoring center and that you are having a check in appointment next week.  Please keep us informed as to how things are going. Best Katie

  • NewPacer73
    NewPacer73, June 20,  2019  2:15pm EST

    It seems there are a lot of surprises with cardiac problems. That's quite a story and I am so glad you are on the ohter side of that one. My brother has those same ef stats. Been some surprises for him too. Now that some time has passed, what's the news from the doctors? How are you doing???

  • audealo
    audealo, June 24,  2019  10:12pm EST

    Hi Time121,

    I have had a subcutaneous defibrillator for 3+ years after inexplicable cardiac arrest. So far, thank you goodness, I have not had anything like your experience. I hope your follow-up appointment helped answer questions about your experience. 

     

    Best wishes,

    Audrey

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