ICD or Pacemaker

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by FOUR4D4, Jun 24, 2016.

  1. FOUR4D4

    FOUR4D4 Moderator Moderator

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    Does anyone here have or know of anyone that has a ICD(defibrillator)?

    If so, is it ok to shoulder a rifle with one of these devices?



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  2. Gumpy

    Gumpy AKA Richard Prestage

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    I don't know anyone who has one. If I had one though, I believe I would ask a doctor's advice before I fired off a round through a kicker.
     

  3. FOUR4D4

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    Yes Im going buy the doctors advice my cardiologist, but she might also be a antigunner and even say no to a pellet gun.
    I just want to hear different peoples experience.
    Thanks for the replies
    This is probably the wrong place to be asking.
     
  4. havasu

    havasu Well-Known Member

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    Jim (phideaux) is a mod on Rugertalk and I believe he has one. He is an avid shooter and can tell you anything you need. Let me know if you want me to get him here and you can talk to him, or you can jump over there. He is a really good dude.
     
  5. phideaux

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    Hey ....just dude.;)

    Hey FOURD4,

    What can I help ya with?
    Maybe I can answer your questions , maybe not, I for sure wont lead ya wrong with BS.

    Ive had my implant about 2 years , and I have a little experience shooting and other stuff they put them CYA warnings on.;):)



    Jim
     
  6. FOUR4D4

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    Hi Jim waiting and healing.They didn't want to place a Pacemaker just yet or ICD.
    I'm right handed and I guess they place the on the left. If your left handed you can
    them put in on the right.


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  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporting

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    You say your healing....
    But you say they didn't put in an ICD implant yet.

    I'm confused.

    Anyway I'm naturally right handed,
    They implanted my defib, in my left chest/shoulder , about 3" below the collar bone.

    I can shoot , have shot, anything I want to.
    I shoot a lot of big bore stuff , like 45-70, and some high power stuff ,like, 300 Winmag. Never had a problem.

    Only off the right shoulder, never a problem.

    I forgot about it last year , and was shooting 12 ga off bthe left shoulder with no problem,

    I shoot very heavy recoil handguns, 460 magnum, S&W 50 cal, 44 mag....and very vicious recoil 50 cal black powder pistols.
    Never have had a problem.

    The doctor tells me not to use a chainsaw, weedeater, anything that creates EMF. . I do, (with heavy leather gloves to dampen the vibes). Never had a problem in 2 years. I heat with wood :).

    Mine is a Medtronics , and the Mfg Tech told me, (under the table) not to worry , because mine is programmed to ignore the vibrations.

    Without my Defib, I would have a 5% chance to survive a bad arrhythmia , with it I have a 95% chance.


    I cant stop completely living.

    All this being said you need to have a heart to heart talk with your Doctors, and if possible , a closed door discussion with the Mfg Technician.


    Any questions , and Ill try to help.


    Jim
     
  8. FOUR4D4

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    When I said I'm healing, they did a cardio version and want to wait 4 weeks.
    I should have made that clear.
    I was trying to find opinions of what to expect before they cut. and place one under my flesh.
    At first they said that a pacemaker wouldn't work so I guess I'm confused.LOL

    Thank You Phideaux
     
  9. phideaux

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    The procedure , is really not bad, sore for a couple weeks, Takes a while to get use to it being there.
    No reaching, stretching lifting for about 6 weeks .

    The new Medtronics Defibs , also do paceing if needed.
    Mostly the defibs are for shocking the heart, to get it back into rhythm .

    These new devices are VERY high tech.
    They are wifi, to a receiver that' sends everything your heart is doing , anytime your within 12 ft of the receiver to a data center.

    Batteries are good for up to 12 years , depending on how much it gets activated of course.
    Mine has never been activated.


    Jim
     
  10. FOUR4D4

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    Thank You Phideaux

    :)