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Heart Disorders board

My mother was diagnosed with congestive heart failure and atrial fibrillation. She is taking coumidin, toprol, lipitor, digitak and altace. These drugs are making her feel terrible. She has lost about 40 pounds and has no energy to do anything. She is 78 years old and is scheduled to have her heart shocked back into rhythm. What I want to know is, will she have to keep taking these medications after the procedure? She is already threatening to quit taking all of the medications now & not have anything done. I asked her heart doctor how long she would have to keep taking her medicine, & he said the rest of her life. I don't think I can keep her on them.