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Discussion: Defibulator

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Sept. 27, 2007
Men's 50
13 posts
Guys, I pitch for Double Play and most recently have had a defibulator placed above my heart, left shoulder. I have been given the green light to start playing agian at the end of October. I\'m looking to get some kind of pad to cover it. I have seen numerous types out there. !st question anyone out there playing with one, and any recomendations on a pad


Mike Porcelli
Double Play AAA 50
Sept. 27, 2007
Men's 60
113 posts
Pork, I had a triple bypass several years back and a defiblulator put in a year after that. I've been advised to put a pad over it but to date have not. I don't think about it much while I'm playing and haven't had any problems. I play infield but you being a pitcher, I'm sure it's more of a concern. I know I didn't help on the recommendation but I wanted to give you my support and encourgement. Good luck. I will be playing for the "Time Bandits" 60+ AAA.

Allen #10
Sept. 27, 2007
Men's 65
4549 posts
I also pitch but the only "pad" I've seen pitchers ware are a catchers chest protector. Cumbersome and hard to move in. I do not think you will find a small pad. Specifice to that area. Hope you do.
Try The Bone Store, if there is one near you. They carry most all the medical supplies, or perhaps they can order it.
Keep going and welcome back into the game.
Sept. 27, 2007
Men's 65
4549 posts
Another option might be a kevlar vest.
Sept. 27, 2007
Easy E
Men's 55
45 posts
Hey Pork, glad to hear that you will be back man!! You may also look at some of the Chest Portectors that are used in Martial Arts. If you can't find anything, you can always come out to the outfield and I will step in and pitch until you get 100%. Hope you can make the trip to Phoenix with us just to have some fun and get out of the house.
Sept. 28, 2007
Women's 50
24 posts
I play with a guy who has sewn athletic cups into his t-shirts to protect his defibrilator.I thought that was a clever solution!
Sept. 29, 2007
Men's 65
601 posts
I think the kevlar vests (like bullet proof) are illegal to own unless in law enforcement or military so that is probably not a good choice.
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