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I've looked on these boards and can see you are all very knowledgable and helpful. I'm hoping someone can advise me about my mum.
She is 68 and not in the best of health. She has had 2 strokes, which we have since found out were due to undiagnosed AF. She also has Type II Diabetes, high BP etc.
She has had one failed cardioversion and is now on amiodorone, apixaban plus all the usual, while waiting for her second cardioversion. The first was performed in February, but she went back into AF within a month. How long do people normally wait for cardioversions in the UK?
In the last 3 weeks she has gone downhill rapidly and now cannot walk more than a few steps without becoming breathless and having to have a rest. She went to A&E this week and they discharged her, saying they would write to the cardiologist to hurry things along.
I am writing here because I'm worried about her mental health. She doesn't want to live like this any more. She can't leave the house and is struggling with everyday tasks like preparing a meal. The GP isn't being much help. We just want to know how long this is likely to go on and what we can do in the meantime. Mum has got it into her head that she wants a pace maker fitted, which may or may not be suitable, but she hasn't actually spoken to a cardiologist in 2 years as she's just been in endless waiting lists for cardioversions.
Is there light at the end of the tunnel? How can we find out where in the system she is? And is all this waiting around dangerous?
Many thanks for any help of advice you can offer
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