Gwent Defibbers would like to wish Fabrice Muamba a speedy recovery after being fitted with an ICD on Wednesday 11th April 2012.
If you would like more information on ICD’s please contact British Heart Foundation and request a copy of their booklet entitled Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs), which is full of very useful information.
A downloadable PDF document of Heart Information Series (HIS) 19, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators is also available if you wish to view this booklet on your computer. www.bhf.org.uk
Also the British Heart Foundation has a CD which is entitled The Beat Goes On. The idea of having an ICD inside your body can be frightening so this CD seeks to dispel some of the mystery of ICD’s as it follows the stories of patients who share their feelings and experiences before having the ICD fitted, and afterwards as they pick up where they left off.
It’s an overall guide to everyday life with an ICD.
If you would like to speak to a member of the Gwent Defibbers about ICD’s please contact the Secretary on 029 20889423 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org