She felt light headed, disorientated and dizzy. I am not sure what medication she is on, but she has been on it for several years, once a day slow release.
My concern is that she needs admission for stroke assessment, not an ecg in a few days time!
The reason I am asking is that her GP has asked her to have an ecg and recommended medication to thin the blood ...... I am not happy and think she needs stroke assessment. I am a midwife but no expert in these matters. But I am in the UK where the NHS is on its knees, so GP's are under pressure not to admit patients to hospital.
what do you mean ER, are you in the uk? do you mean emergency room??
Thank you and I am guessing you are not in UK.
I will tell you now, 14 hours after being seen by her GP my mother had a huge stroke. I am not happy with her gp prescribing dabigatran prior to doing an ecg. But I wanted to have some idea of the best treatment for her symptoms. I know hind sight is a wonderful thing but her GP left her alone in the house after seeing her.
Thank you for answering my questions.