I am female, aged 69. I have had AF for 8.5years but it was only properly diagnosed in June this year. Previously I had attended hospital many times with palpitations but by the time I was seen, my heart was back in sinus. In March this year a looped recording device was implanted and it picked up that I had brady and tachy cardia and a pacemaker was inserted in August. I was prescribed Bisoprolol 2.5mg x 1 daily and also Apixaban 5mg x 2 daily. Obviously the pacemaker will not stop AF and I had an episode earlier this week. I was advised to take an extra Bisoprolol tablet but it didn't make much difference. I would appreciate advice from other sufferers as to how to manage AF episodes without having to go to hospital every time. My next appointment with cardiology dept is next September to check the pacemaker. Any help would be much appreciated.