As we were preparing to leave for the airport, Maua again developed atrial fibrillation with near loss of consciousness. Her heart was functioning extremely poorly.
She could not travel like this, so I shocked her again. This time with sedation. Immediately her heart started working normally and she had fantastic skin perfusion. Now, I hope she wakes up in time for the flight.
To all the cardiologist out there, yes, I know it is a high risk to fly with a patient like Maua with heart failure. She may die in the plane in front of hundreds of passengers.
However, if we do not go, her death is certain.