I'm new here but have been a member of HU for some years on the BLF forum so I hope I may ask a question. My son, 49, has been off-colour after a virus infection for some weeks; he was persuaded to see his GP today and was diagnosed with A-fib. He has always thought his heart was not 100% so was tested 6 years ago and all was well, his symptoms (palpitations etc). are episodic. He has been prescribed Bisoprolol 2.5mg and fast-tracked for an echo cg and has to have check-up with GP next week. My problem is that he has already written himself off so to speak; tonight he said that he had always hoped to live to a ripe old age. Can anyone reassure him that this is not necessarily a death sentence?