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Suffering from depression/anxiety after pacemaker/icd surgery. what do you suggest?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
ICD: It is not unusual for transient depression after such a procedure. You should realize that the icd is a device which should help protect you from sudden death. As such if you put your mind on it being a positive, hopefully you can adjust your viewpoint and convert your anxiety depression to positive outlook. Talk to your doc.

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Last updated Mar 23, 2013

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