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The patient was a friend who has died. She had very recently been diagnosed with aortic stenosis. She had been discharged from hospital with a number of outpatient appts. and was expecting to have heart surgery but the date had not been fixed. Her flat was on the first and second floor. Due to the diuretics she had to visit the toilet often whcih meant a rather tiring trip upstairs. She tired quickly and got out of breath fast...but wanted to, and did, go for short walks outdoors with support. She died sitting in a chair at home after having had a bath. Could this have been prevented with better advice?
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