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im 80 years old with diabetes,hypertension and intermittment a-f  fib 3 years I have had intermintment a-fib,i did not have one a-fib attack.how often does mild a-fib turn into  permanentfib,and does it take years to progress from paroxysmal to permanent a-fib

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Hi Howard,
It does happen. Up to 25% of patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation (AF) may develop persistent or permanent AF in the next five years after an initial diagnosis is made. The diagnosis and management is essentially the same:
http://www.cardiachealth.org/atrial-fibrillation
Hope this helps,
Dr T
http://www.cardiachealth.org/

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