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7/20/07 7:40 A

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I have a Pacemaker/Defibullator.

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7/16/07 7:21 P

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I have an ICD/pacemaker - it's mainly for the ICD. Originally the idea was to have biventricular pacing, to help my congestive heart failure, but surgeons have not been able to get the "third lead" in, so no bi-V pacing. So my device is useful mainly as a defibrillator, which I need because ventricular fibrillation is unfortunately a common symptom of heart failure, and ventricular fibrillation is the most common cause of Sudden Cardiac Death.

This is my second device; long story about why the first one had to be removed. All together, I've had three attempts, three different supposedly top EPs, trying to get that third lead in. If even the Johns Hopkins guys can't do it, I guess it can't be done.

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7/16/07 12:49 P

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Yes I have a pacemaker. I got mine nearly 4 years ago at the age of 32. Mine is also because of surgery from a Congenital Heart Defect. I'm Kathy.

A person's task is to hear the Lord saying to them everyday "I have chosen you and you are precious and you are beautiful and I love you".





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7/16/07 12:35 P

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hey guys
I am brand new to this group and was wondering if there we any other fellow pacemaker patient here..I am a 27 year old female who recieved a pacemaker because I a birth defect a little over a year ago --it hasnt slowed me down one bit but would like to talk to other with one..thanks emoticon

 
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