Sam and Rose's ICD Story

Sam had a heart attack while gardening with his wife, Rosie. After his condition was stabilized, his doctors implanted an ICD. In the series of videos to the right, you’ll hear Sam and Rosie share their story. Perhaps their insights will help you. Select a video chapter featured below.

This story reflects one person's experience. Not everyone will experience the same results. Talk to your doctor about the benefits and risks of your treatment options. St. Jude Medical does not provide medical services or advice as part of this Web site.

Diagnosis and implant decisions (3:26)
Learning to rely on the ICD (00:58)
Returning to normal step by step (00:58)
Sharing the full range of feelings (1:34)
Giving and receiving support (1:40)
Important Safety Information (3:25)

Last Reviewed: March 11, 2010 900245