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I have a st jude pacemaker and have problems with it for 5

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I have a st jude pacemaker and have problems with it for 5 years it seems like it shocks me every so often and now I read that they are bad ones brfore 2014 and can be hacked also what is the remedy
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: my doctor has been aware of this and says it must be nevers he has sent to other people and they find nothing I take 1 diazimine per day
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: no
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DIEGO BONILLA replied 6 months ago.

Hello

This is Dr. Bonilla. I understand your concerns.

The frequent shocking of an ICD (pacemaker) could be secondary to several conditions including: pacemaker malfunction and worsening on cardiac condition. The device needs to be interrogated and you need a full assessment from your cardiologist. Let me know if you have any other questions.