My mother had a bad AF attack a few weeks ago, ended up in hospital where they increased the bisoprolol from 2.5 to 10 a day. 4 weeks later she is back in. They tried adding digoxin but HR plumeted from 130 to 42, so she is now off both for 48 hours and HR creeping up very slowly. They have mentioned a pacemaker, but i am fairly sure that would involve a waiting list?
She IS 82, has all her mental faculties, so what might i be fighting for. I dont think cardioversion, ablation nor amiodorine have ever been mentioned, and unfortunately i still ahvent managed to see a dr myself to ask. She is still in an "assessment unit" being monitored as cardiac beds are all full - there are at least 3 patients with her waiting for a cardio bed. This will be her 5th night in this temporary unit
What might the next step be?
A very concerned daughter