AFib is not life-threatening in itself. However, it is important that atrial fibrillation is treated, not only to control the symptoms, but also because this condition may be responsible for up to 20% of all strokes.
The good news is that advances in medicine have provided options for atrial fibrillation to be treated effectively. A number of treatments are available, which your doctor can explain to you. In certain cases, if medications are not particularly effective in controlling your atrial fibrillation, other nonsurgical procedures such as cardiac ablation are proving to be very effective and can eliminate the cause of atrial fibrillation.