What is normal? My various meds have kept my heart rate within a reasonable range; my cardio consult seems content to leave it at that. However I am in permanent AF - 1 am 68 and this only diagnosed 6 months ago. When I get home from NZ at the end of Feb I have some issues/problems to take up with my GP; however, and the reason for my post, is to ask if it is normal to say to me 'steady as you go' and leave it at that. When I was admitted to A and E my pulse was banging away at 159; it has stablised at 80-90 . If that's it then great! Rhythm up and down but rate under control. Any thoughts?