A few well meaning contributors often say to newbies - do not worry Afib will not kill you!
This I feel is misleading others into a false sense of wellbeing. There will be people who hang on to information like that, treating it as a green light to carry on as they have always done. Particularly young people who exercise extremely every day, or for that matter those who are incapable of thinking things out for themselves.
As unpalatable as it is, we could not live with an elevated chaotic heartbeat in excess of the medically accepted norm. Whilst Afib may not always kill you direct (personally I believe that it can & does), it is nevertheless the root cause of heart attacks or strokes that do and can kill you/I.
I would also add that we are doing ourselves no favours, by going back along with the view that it will not kill you. Hence the reason as to why this condition is 100s of years old - with no cure. We have in many respects been relegated to a non threatening life condition - totally wrong.
Unfortunately our condition gets hidden amongst "Heart attacks & Strokes", whilst the real killer is getting away.