What are the main concerns that I should have about getting an ICD?

The primary concern for the average ICD owner is feeling safe from a cardiac arrhythmia. Research indicates that the ICD is the best defense against that threat. However, many ICD patients find it hard to believe that they could be threatened and not have any warning symptoms. Addressing the safety concern is usually the first thing to do. After the decision is made, working together with your health care team to get "back to normal" in your mood and actions is the next most common concern. Issues related to driving, physical activity, and sexual behavior are also common. All of these issues are addressed by your doctor and on AskTheICD.com.