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Is Adequate Testing Being Done (an elderly woman on lots of medications)?
The first thing to do is to come along with your mother to her next doctor's appointment and review all her medications.
If she is back to a normal rhythm, there should be no reason for a blood thinner. Likewise, why does she get blood pressure medications when it is low? It is not uncommon for patients to get pills added without reviewing whether the "old ones" are still necessary.
Especially for old people it is very confusing to keep track of all those pills, let alone wonder whether they really need them.
As a result, it was common in my practice to send my patients home after an operation without most of the prescriptions they had arrived with (and I took care of a lot of elderly patients).
Thus, ask why, rather than pile on more tests and pills to treat the side effects of the last ones! I see no reason to assume more testing is going to change things you can achieve by talking to her doctor.
Most doctors are happy to help, and if they become defensive about being questioned, it may be time to go elsewhere.
Hope this helps,
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