A scary journey ahead

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.


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