EP and cardiologists, and basically everyone say that afib doesn't kill you. And if blood clot is prevented, it doesn't even shorten life. It's a bit of comforting. But what should I actually expect for the rest of my life provided I'm only 37 now.
When afib becomes more frequent, ablation could be the next step. How many years should I expect the ablation to work? I know nobody can guarantee. But what's the realistic expectation? Is there a limit for how many ablations one can do? If an ablation can last 5 years, and if I could live to 70, then in the upcoming 33 years, should I expect 5 or 6 ablations? What if ablation doesn't work at all at some piont? AV node ablation or give in to permanent afib? So these still don't affect life longevity?
Sorry if this sounds annoying.