Prevention of Thromboembolism in Atrial Fibrillation - what is the life expectation for a AF?
- 29 Sep 2009 by saithe
- 6 Oct 2009
- atrial fibrillation, deep vein thrombosis (dvt), prevention of thromboembolism in atrial fibrillation
I believe it is based on whether it is persistent, intermittent, one time, or permanent, also age, race and gender plus overall health in other areas will play a role... like sick sinus syndrome or such. It is affecting 1 in 10 over 80, fewer than 1% under 60, and somewhere in between 61-79. The AF that is untreated in some cases can cause MI, stroke, hypertension, etc., and in 5 years after diagnosis I read it is fatal in about 60%. But, that depends , as above, on several factors. Treatment by drugs, ablation, or Maze-Cox can eliminate the problem in some. (At least, I hope so, as I am about to undergo ablation.) There are a lot os web sites that treat this, some with conflicting info, I have found.
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