Hi, 3 months ago, I went into Cardiac Arrest and miraculously survived. I have been wearing a life vest portable defibrillator for the past 3 months in the event that another attack would occur, and have been ok since. I now have to rid of this portable defb and get an ICD inserted under my collarbone sometime soon. I am just nervous about the whole thing and was wondering if anyone else has been through this. Any kind of input is greatly appreciated.
If you have an arrhythmia and your doctor says that it's okay for you to do moderate activity , like brisk walking, then it's probably safe for you to have sex. If you have any concerns, ask your doctor. Your doctor can check the health of your heart and help you know if it's safe to have sex. Tell your doctor if you have symptoms, like palpitations, when you have sex or when you exercise. Talk honestly with your partner about your concerns and feelings. You can also try professional counseling to help you to understand and deal with feelings of worry or fear.
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We respect your privacy. When the heart's rhythm becomes dangerously irregular , implanted devices called defibrillators can deliver life-saving shocks and reset the heart's normal beat. But as more people get implantable defibrillators, experts say they're seeing more emotional and lifestyle "side effects" like anxiety, depression, and even sexual dysfunction.