Based on our visit with Patty's heart failure specialist this morning, it would seem I'm worrying more than is warranted. Dr. Costanzo checked Patty's blood pressure, listened to her heart and found no cause for immediate concern. She adjusted some of Patty's meds (further reducing Lisinopril and Metoprolol) and asked that she follow up within a couple of weeks. Patty has actually shown some improvement since the last reduction in her meds. She still experiences dizziness and fatigue, but is not feeling completely wiped out by minor activities (as was the case a week ago).
Patty will be evaluated next week for the procedure I discussed previously in this blog. However, based on Patty's ability to exercise at a steady level for up to an hour each day (with the full blessing and encouragement of her doctors), she may be excluded from the study because she's too fit. More on this later...
So there's the update. I'm a freak, Patty's mostly fine, and I'll keep you posted.