Hi..I am new to this forum. My father is almost 80. He has always been very fit, healthy and active. 2 years ago he went to his gp with cheat pain. He had an ecg and was told he was in AF and was at risk of a stroke etc. Within 2 weeks he did suffer a stroke..since that time he has been on bisoprolol. .apixaban..along with his other Meds. .statins..omeprazole..inhalers for COPD. He did recover from.his stroke but his health did seem to deteriorate. last May dad suffered a TIA..from then on his Bisoprolol has been slowly increased. His AF has been in episodes..he gets very breathlessness and his heart has risen to 150's on rest whilst in AF. He has never seen a cardiologist until tomorrow. Over the last 8 mths his Bisoprolol has now increased to 10mg and over the last 6 weeks he has now been taking 125 Mcg of digoxin. ...
but he feels so ill. He feels like death warmed up every day..mostly until late afternoon but even then he is unable to do very little..his quality of life is awful and he is deteriorating in front of our eyes..
We are seeing a cardiologist privately tomorrow as his latest 24hr tape that the elderly care arranged show AF..missed beats..dropped beats..pauses at night of 2.5 secs...V.E's?...
He has tried to devideo the 10mg into two doses in the day as he's wondering if that's making him feel so ill but he still feels the same..it's heartbreaking to see such a lovely..strong happy positive man become so exhausted..more breathless and just sit at the table or in a chair all day because he just cannot do anything..we are so desperate for him....the elderly care say it's beyond them.now and that he may need a pacemaker for the pauses but unsure as to what is causing what..
We have gone private not that we can afford but purely because he is suffering and we can't bare to see him like this..has anyone got any idea what could be happening?
His heart still goes into AF..but then it can go down to 56bmp and in sinus rhythm. .but it seems so erratic. .I have an alive or as I have heart problems and a pacemaker..I'm his daughter.
Thank you and sorry this is so long..we have an appointment tomorrow with a cardiologist