I have an ICD which was implanted 3 1/2 years ago following my cardiac event. My husband just came across this article today on MSNBC and I wanted to know if an ICD can repeatedly deliver shocks in end of life situations as explained within the article? If so, what do we (those with ICDs), need to know, so that we can prepare, and plan accordingly if we find ourselves in an end of life situation in order to prevent our ICDs from continuously firing? There are recommendations in the article, but wanted to come to the experts for advice.
Thanks and looking forward to your feedback.