Mom's Cardiologists ruled out CHF about a month ago. But her echo cardigram did show mild mitral valve regurgitation. She has had pneumonia a couple of times within the last 5 years.
Her cardiologist just put her on a half a lasix a day. Her breathing is already better. Mom was in the hospital last October because of heart palpatations and very high blood pressure. After an echo and chest xray and were able to get her blood pressure down, they sent her home the next day. But she was not in atrial fibrillation then. But she did follow up with her doctors.
Thanks for all your help and information. You certainly explained it so I can understand this information. I just wish more MD's would explain things in detail, and I'm sure as patient we need to ask questions. But sometimes we are just so overwhelmed the results of the test that we can't even think of the questions while we are in the Doctor's office.
Could you please send this chat to my email address? I cannot open it fully and print it.
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Mom's doctor told her she would have to be on a blood thinner the rest of her life. He said because she wouldn't know when she went into atrial fibrillation again. She has a blood pressure machine that shows her heart rate and even has an alarm when she's in afib. I still have a hard time believing she should stay on this thinner if she's out of afib. What do you suggest?