A 42-year-old member asked:

Atrial fibrillation , what are the chances of survival?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Judy Finney
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
Good to excellent: But you need to see a doctor to assess stroke risk and do the correct treatment. There are many more choices than even ten years ago.
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Dr. John Norris
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology 37 years experience
Excellent: Many patients with atrial fibrillation live long and happy lives. Although atrial fibrillation may cause significant symptoms, many patients are asymptomatic, and there is no data to suggest that atrial fib in and of itself shortens your life. As long as atrial fibrillation is managed appropriately: with blood thinners, other medications, and occasionally procedures, the prognosis is excellent.
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