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    Does anybody here have a dafibulator or pacemaker and still work in law enforcement.
    I have a heart problem and my doctor has not stopped me from working but did talkto me about getting a difibulator or pacemaker

    any comments would be greatly appreciated

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    Pacemaker

    Didn't get a pacemaker, but had tripple by-pass surgery in 1999. Remained on active duty untill retirement in 2005. In that time frame, I was a supervisor, still rolled on calls, still worked enforcement, wrote citations etc. I guess each case is different, by mine was a definite wake up call. Went to cardiac re-hab, and have been hitting the gym 4-5 days per week since. Gym work includes cardio stuff, plus the weight pile. Based on my situation, I'd say you have a definite shot at continuing your career. Listen to your Doctor, stay in shape. Hope things work out for you. Good luck!!

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    • #3
      god heal your heart,and good luck.if you still go the go ahead,GO AHEAD,no matter what the new day brings.be wrapped with courage from angels wings....

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      • #4
        Not me but another Sgt.on my dept had a 5 bypass and has a defib,implanted and he does just fine.My Lt.had a 5 bypass just before Christmas and is back (sort of,he is out this week do to a back injury on a murder scene,and I am stuck with the job),so I wouldnt sweat the small stuff ,as long as you follow Drs.orders about diet/excercise etc.
        Sleeping Giant. They're not fat and happy anymore. They are hungry and increasingly angry. That is not a good recipe for a "Puppies and Rainbows America".

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        • #5
          Put your heart into it

          I had 5 bypass surgery back in June of 06, back on the street and the doc wants me to get a defibrillator implanted, have not yet decided, but one Sergeant here has one and is experiencing no problems , its a personal decision , weigh the pros and cons, there is a risk in getting it done and no guarantee it will work if needed. Good luck
          law dog

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          • #6
            My sister has one, Shes a Paramedic, but we dont carry them in our squad cars, quite expencive i think, and we all just got stab-proof vests, so i doubt we will be getting anything else for a while.
            We scream for fear of suffering silence. - Savage Garden

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NZCadet View Post
              My sister has one, Shes a Paramedic, but we dont carry them in our squad cars, quite expencive i think, and we all just got stab-proof vests, so i doubt we will be getting anything else for a while.
              Haha, I think your thinking of something else.
              I'm sorry, Bruce. These boys get that syrup in 'em, they get all antsy in their pantsy.

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