I have endured infrequent PAF for 16 years triggered by excessive caffiene and stressful social situations. What I would like to find out is the history of AF. Reading the various posts on this wonderful site one gets the impession that AF is a growing problem amongst the population. Is this due to an ageing population or is it due to modern environmental issues such as the increased usage of mobile phones and other electronic devices. Has AF always been around but due to the efforts of the AFA it has become more understood? I realise this is standing back and looking at the wider aspect of AF but I would like to understand a bit more about the history of this frustrating and at times scary condition.