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A stroke after ICD implant
While there are reasons blood thinners could have been appropriate I cannot judge that from here. If you had an underlying arrhythmia such as Afib, you might have needed a blood thinner, but I suspect you had the ICD for heart pacing as treatment for a diminished heart function (heart failure), as well as protection against SCD. The pacing wires are located on the right side of your heart. A heart related stroke would have come from a blood cot on the left side.
Hope this helps,
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