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I had heart surgery and had a ICD, should I march or should I just sit out ?

i just had heart surgery and had a ICD ( pacemaker ) put in me. when marching band starts next year should i march or should i just sit out ? what is it like a year after you had the ICD put in you ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Dec 2009
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An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), also known as an automated implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (AICD), is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator which is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation. The device is programmed to detect cardiac arrhythmia and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity. In current variants, the ability to revert ventricular fibrillation has been extended to include both atrial and ventricular arrhythmias as well as the ability to perform biventricular pacing in patients with congestive heart failure or bradycardia. I dont see why your cardiologist would object but i would just check with him first
Answered: Sun, 20 Dec 2009
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