According to a new study, paroxysmal atrial fibrillation naturally progresses towards chronic AF at an estimated rate of 15% to 30% over a 1- to 3-year period.
I’d like to know what that means exactly. I’ve had paroxysmal afib for 8 years now. It certainly hasn’t progressed to chronic afib. I wonder if it means once afib starts spiraling out of control it goes to chronic at that clip. In other words, you can have paroxysmal afib for 15 years but then when it starts getting worse it will go to chronic at 15-30% over a 1-3 year period. Either way, that sucks! It makes me feel better that I’m having an ablation sooner than later.