ICD moves around and bulges. Anyone else have this?

Posted by halseydm @halseydm, Apr 27, 2016

7 weeks ago I had cardiac arrest. The dr. installed an ICD. I don't have pain from it, but it moves around a lot, even bulges when I am turning in my sleep. Does anyone else have this same issue? I am hoping it is just a normal thing, but will eventually settle down.

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Hi @halseydm and welcome to the community.
I'm tagging fellow member @PatMattos @chipmunk16666 @fr0ggie @rmcmillan who all have an Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD). Some recently, others a while ago.

Halsey, have you told your cardiologist about the unsettling feeling of the ICD?


I did go in right away, and they just looked at it and said everything was still in place. Said it was normal. But, it just is the strangest feeling, and really bothers me, more so emotionally probably.

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