for Honus' Heart: Update
is the young Boxer who had a defibrillator surgically placed in May
2003. (original story)
After Honus received the implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) in May
2003, he returned several times to the WSU College of Veterinary Medicine for programming adjustments. Many
different types of ‘treatments’ are delivered by ICDs in addition to the
traditional ‘shock’ that most associate with ICDs. The different types of
treatments were tailored to Honus’ specific needs. Medical therapy is also
continually utilized with ICD therapy.
Honus did not have any symptoms from
his heart condition after the ICD was implanted.