That is how her heart troubles were found. Previously we had gone on a couple of bike rides together this year, and she really struggled, even at a very relaxed pace. In October, she was looking after our neighbor's cat, and fell in their driveway, which put her into AFIB. I took her to the ER, which led to a cardiologist visit, which led to a stress test, then another that same day when he was troubled by the results. That led to a heart cath, where we were told she had blockages so bad that open surgery was her only option. An ablation was done at the same time. She has been on Eliquis since the ER visit to guard against a possible stroke.My latest cardiac ablation (for atrial flutter) was emergency surgery in the middle of COVID, so that was quite a performance. Both Anaesthetist and Cardiologist had to get government permission, as Melbourne Private was not their base hospital, but was where the special operating suite and equipment was located.
Once again, all of your well wishes and prayers are very much appreciated.