Tag Archives: icd

What if…………?

What if my ICD gives me a shock? Cardiff & Vale University Board Patients – First ever shock – contact electrocardiogram (ECG) department on 02920 743325 between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. One or two shocks – inform ECG Department, but a visit to them may not be necessary. Cwm Taf University Health Board …

Continue reading

ICD’s and Home Monitoring

GwentDefibbers would like to thank Robert Williams for attending the June 2015 support group meeting. Robert is a Highly Specialist Cardiac Physiologist in Cardiac rhythm management and works within Aneurin Bevan Health Trust. Robert showed us various ICD’s  and we were able to note the differences which had taken place over the years. He explained the device …

Continue reading

The physiology dept… The ICD

Andy Penny is chief physiologist at University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff and many of us will recognise him from when we have our devices checked.   AP showed the audience the size of the first ICD fitted, and the current ICD.  AP suggested that the audience ask questions as he went along. The following are …

Continue reading

My story…..

My story – Mr Mike Morgan. Mike worked for a company doing research of Literacy in Wales. In August 2004 he was working in Caernarfon, North Wales when he began to feel unwell. Mike takes up the story I had finished work for the day and was preparing for the long drive back to Tredegar. It was …

Continue reading

Hello Carl

Earlier this week we had contact from Carl Robinson who is a Senior Cardiac Physiologist. He specialises in pacemakers and ICD’s. Recently Carl has started a website for patients and professionals and aims to make cardiology information easier for everyone to understand. The website can be found at http://www.thepad.pm/ The website has three pages in particular that individuals with …

Continue reading

Holidays & I.C.D. identification cards

The importance of carrying your ICD card with you should not be underestimated especially if you are going on holiday. The arrhythmia alliance has produced an information sheet which should take some of the anxiety away when you go on holiday with an ICD. The enclosed  leaflet offers advice regarding medications, vaccinations, airport security and …

Continue reading