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Life Expectancy
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I am 81 and have been diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation. I have been taking warfarin for 1 1/2 years. I would like to know what my rough life expectancy is. If anyone has any info on this it would be great.

Thanks,
John
Posted on 09/30/07, 03:49 am
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Reply #1 - 09/30/07  4:29pm
" the only thing I have heard is if you are aware of the condition and stay on the regimen prescribed by health professionals, a-fib is not life threatening.

My aunt has -fib and her heart rate gets so fast she passes out but because she is aware it has not slowed her or stopped her.

I think the biggest worry about a-fib is worry about a-fib...

as Spock says "live long and prosper" "
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Reply #2 - 10/08/07  5:24pm
" My Dad had A-fib for years and lived to be 91!! It did not have anything to do with his death. He controlled it for years with medication! "
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Reply #3 - 10/16/07  3:17pm
" I was diagnosed with A-Fib ten years ago (age 50). Doctors have had me on several meds over the years, but Rythmol seems to be the best.
I have just learned how to "Live With It", and hope if I do as I am told, I'll be O.K.
To be honest, (and I am not being smart or cute)I am more concerned about being struck down by a car, whos driver is talking on a cell phone, than any of my medical issues!! "

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