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Life expectancy with Afib

I have been uncomfortable asking my Doctor this question, so I am very thankful to have this opportunity.  Thank you so much for what you do here.

Doctor, first a short history.  I was recently diagnosed through a holter monitor of having afib.  Apparently 30% of the time, my heart beat was irregular.  I have had a heart cath and everything looked great.  They are now treating me with Rythmol, metoprolol and coumodin.  That combination isn't working well for me due to the fatigue.  I am going back in next week for a recheck.  Several years ago, I was also diagnosed with Sarcoidosis, which has been in remission for a few years.

My question is, does having had this episode at my age (48) necessarily affect my life expectancy?  What are the long term side effects of this problem?

Thank you!!
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