Friday, October 28, 2011

2009..The begining

In 2009 Jason went to the hospital with flu like symptoms.   He was told at that time that he had          cardiomyopathy .  *Heart disease is called cardiomyopathy and it's cardiomyopathy that causes heart failure. Jason spent weeks in the hospital and also had a implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD)  implanted .* An ICD is a small battery-powered electrical impulse generator which is implanted in patients who are at risk of sudden cardiac death due to ventricular fibrillation and ventricular tachycardia. The device is programmed to detect cardiac arrhythmia and correct it by delivering a jolt of electricity  . He was sent home with medication that included diuretics, ace inhibitors and beta blockers, just to name a few. The doctor at that time told Jason he was no longer able to work.

This is a picture of the ICD Jason has implanted


  1. hi! jason doctor told him he couldnt work with an ICD? boy oh boy. My husband has one too implanted in 2006 and was told to work. hmmm.

  2. Sorry, I didn't make everything completly clear. It is correct that he was told by that doctor that he could not work. What I didn't add is that the doctor told him he only had a few years left because the CHF was progressing, and he wanted him to enjoy the time he had left with his family.