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A 80-year-old female asked:

Have new defibrillator due to heart failure--left ejec fraction 33 w/skip beat. cardioconversion next. then afib ablation; if that fails, ep will shut down av node. im 80, obese & inactive--failed fusion surgery l4/l5. what is my life expectancy?

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
Your ability to move and function is an essential indicator of life expectancy. This question is best answered by a doctor that sees the entire picture in person, not this forum.
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