Hello all :) I am in the need of advice because I just found out that my dad has AF (he's 65). He fell down in his room the other day and passed out. I knew he had heart issues but he never would really tell me exactly what was wrong. So then when he passed out in his room, the docs called his mother (my Gma - they live together) and told her that he would be fine that it was his AF acting up.
My dad is VERY stubborn and refuses help from anyone and he keeps everything to himself. I have looked up AF online and all it tells me is what it is and what can be done about it. But what I need to know is, will this kill him? He is not very good at taking care of himself and I guess my uncle is in the process of trying to get my Gma in an assisted living center. My dad might have to go with her because he can not be home alone because he passes out a lot and one time he passed out and was on the floor for 2 days. So I guess I need to know how dangerous this condition is so I can talk my dad into going to a facility with my Gma or not. Btw, my dad is an alcoholic and I know this does NOT help with AF (he's also a smoker). I don't know if he was drinking with this last episode or not but my Gma decided to clean out his room while he was in the hospital (which he would yell at her for trying to do this in the past) and she discovered several whisky bottles, however I do not know if they are old bottles or new ones because he has not cleaned his room in a looooonnnggg time.
I do know he takes one heart medication though I couldn't tell you what it is and he was on Rhythemal (?) but the doc for some reason took him off that.