It's my first time posting here so thank you in advance for any help anyone can give.
My dad was admitted to hospital just over a week ago with symptoms of breathlessness, tight chest and feeling faint after very little exersion. He has had symptoms off and on for a while now and GP had previously carried out 2 ECGs which showed a resting heart rate of 140bpm, prior to going to A&E he was on a wait list for a hospital appointment.
After several days of tests in hospital he has been sent home with meds to control the heart rate and is to await a further appointment in 6 weeks. The consuktant has told him he has an atrial flutter, Other than this we have been given very little information.
Looking at the discharge papers they note 'Bi ventricular failure with severe LVSD' and 'Atrial flutter 2:1' can anyone shed any light on this diagnosis in simple terms, I know it', not a good diagnosis but I've googled and have been bamboozled with information. He really hasn't been told much at all and is now at home getting increasingly worried at not seeing a medical professional for 6 weeks and not really knowing what is going on.