Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 8-K

                                 CURRENT REPORT

   Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): October 16, 2002

                              INVACARE CORPORATION
             (Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)

                 (State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)

            0-12938                                  95-2680965
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     (Commission File No.)                (IRS Employer Identification No.)

               One Invacare Way, P.O. Box 4028, Elyria, Ohio 44036
                    (Address of Principal Executive Offices)

                                 (440) 329-6000
              (Registrant's Telephone Number, Including Area Code)

Item 5.  Other Events.

Invacare Corporation signed a 364-day credit renewal agreement dated October 16,
2002, copy of which is filed as Exhibits 10.1.


Pursuant to the  requirement  of the  Securities  and Exchange Act of 1934,  the
Registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned thereunto duly authorized.

                                              Invacare Corporation

                                              By:  /S/ Gerald B. Blouch
                                              Gerald B. Blouch
                                              President, Chief Financial Officer
                                              Interim Chief Financial Officer

Date:  October 21, 2002

                                Index to Exhibits

Exhibit Number    Description
10.1              First Ammendment to 364-Day Credit Agreement dated as of
                  October 16, 2002