• 7 months ago

    ICD Battery Zero - Will it have any adverse impact?

    I had an ICD for last 10 years following MI and low ejection fraction-30%. It was installed as a precaution. Even though my EP report was negative. It never fired in last 10 years. My ejection fraction has since improved above 40% and I am doing very well. Now the battery life is approaching zero.
    I do not want to get the ICD replaced.
    Will I have any problem letting the ICD remain installed with battery fully discharged?

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  • 7 months ago

    RE: ICD Battery Zero - Will it have any adverse impact?

    Please consult with your doctor on that.

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  • 17 days ago

    RE: ICD Battery Zero - Will it have any adverse impact?

    I had my first ICD put in in 2005 when I was 45 and rock solid but apparently tachy. A month later the damn thing was recalled along with my fidelis lead! Now 13 years later my second one needs to be replaced because the battery is dead, and they want to extract the fractured fidelis lead that has been in my body for 13 years. Neither device every delivered a shock and am not sure it ever did anything can’t seem to get a straight answer. I do know that the damn thing was programmed wrong and did not let me heart go below 100 BPM for almost 4 months…! Woops yup, so needless to say I am having second thoughts and just want to turn the damn thing off and not risk my life having the recalled lead removed! Maybe I will have the device removed and just abandon the leads? Any thoughts or experience from the community would be greatly appreciated. Thanks…!