My mother was admitted with a chest infection to A&E and is now on a ward but while they were doing their checks they found she was in AF. They have put her on Warfarin and nothing else? What has upset her the most is the fact that they told her she has Heart Failure and will have to have warfarin forever.
When I spoke to the ward sister I asked "Is it AF" which she confirmed. I told her that I was diagnosed with AF in 1992 so am fully aware of the condition, but would it not been better to explain the condition instead of saying Heart Failure to a 93 year old who has fear of dieing!
BHF Explain it:
Having heart failure means that for some reason, your heart is not pumping blood around the body as well as it used to.
Which is far better than just two words that have frightened her and took a lot of convincing that is a lot milder than my own AF but controllable.