I had an a-fib attack, my first and only one so far, in May 2011. My cardiologist says I have a normal heart (echo, ekg, blood tests, event monitors (both 24hr and 30 day, catheterization all fine), and to just continue with my life. I was prescribed a baby aspirin and 50mg Metoprolol, which seem to be keeping the a-fib at bay. Event monitors didn't pick up much and the doctor seems to be very vague other than to confirm I have a-fib. However, I do have a lot of fluttering almost constantly, and now every time I have a backache or pressure in the abdomen, I worry it is my heart. Why doesn't the fluttering show on the event monitor? Doctors don't seem to have an answer for that one. I have read so many stories here on Women Heart about doctors dismissing symptoms that turned out to be serious, despite negative test results. Am I the only one who seems to think every ache and pain anywhere the heart area is something to worry about? I hate living like this. Anyone have any suggestions on how to deal with this? I just want to get on with living!