Apologies for the long post first of all and thanks for reading. So my husband became aware of a problem after I forced to him to go to the GP with breathlessness. He assumed it was because he had a cold that it had affected his very mild asthma, so at best he was going to the gp for a new inhaler. His vitals were taken and he was found to have a heart rate of 150-170 bpm and was referred immediately to hospital. Initially he was diagnosed woth atrial flutter however after three weeks, and 5th line pathway drugs it still hadn’t altered. He was admitted for 24 hour hour monitoring where they detected two problems one with his pump and one with his rhythm. Amiodarone was given which brought down the heart rate however following an echo discovered he had a very enlarged heart and severe LVSD as a consequence . He had an mri last week and his due date for review is the 30th April with his cardiologist. He was told that he has 23% output. He was told this was all brought on by a virus. He has no other underlying health problems at all literally had a cold that lead to this ! My question is, can he come back to “normal” from this? Is it likely that the severe LVSD and the 23% output can improve over time? He has his head in a place where he thinks I’m time everything will revert back to the way it was and he will be off all of the drugs however my outlook through research isn’t as cheery?
He feels and looks so well in himself that you would never know , until you attend the heart failure clinic, then of course you know different!
Any advice where people are in the same situation would be greatly appreciated as I’m worried sick right now. Thanks in advance x