In episode #47, Paul talks about a device that many sudden cardiac arrest survivors have implanted, an ICD – Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator.
This episode is an introduction (or “101”) into the sorts of things that those with an ICD should be aware of. He covers what an ICD is and why you might have one, what they do and what some of the things to be aware of.
Packed full of tips and useful information around this device that is becoming more and more common.
An episode for anyone with an ICD whether they’ve had a cardiac arrest or not.
Resources mentioned in the episode:
ICD Electro Magnetic Compatibility
Doug Rachac ICD YouTube Channel
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Presented and edited by Paul Swindell.
Recorded March 2020.
After our first meet-up in February 2015, I realised I was not alone. It was the first time since my cardiac arrest the previous year that I had spoken face-to-face with someone who had experienced what I had. This was also true for my wife, who also happened to be my lifesaver. From that meet-up, the idea of SCA UK was born. Since then, we have achieved a considerable amount, primarily providing information, resources and support to others in a similar situation but also raising the profile of survivorship and the need for better post-discharge care. We are starting to get traction in this, and with the formation of the charity, I genuinely believe we have a bright future ahead and will make a significant difference in the lives of many who join our ranks.