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Mary has had palpitations for many years caused by a hiatus hernia. A recent episode lasting 5 hours led to hospitalisation. Against her consultant's wishes, she decided not to have cardioversion. She is currently taking warfarin and beta-blockers.

  • Background

    Mary is a retired teacher. She is widowed with one adult child. Ethnic background/nationality: White European (Italian).

  • Age at interview 84
  • Sex/Gender Female