Atrial Fibrillation

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What is Atrial Fibrillation?

Atrial fibrillation is the most common cardiac arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm) and involves the two upper chambers (atria) of the heart. Its name comes from the characteristic fibrillating or quivering of the heart muscles of the atria, instead of a normal coordinated contraction.

What is it like to have Atrial Fibrillation?

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

What do patients take to treat Atrial Fibrillation and its symptoms?

Treatments reported by members
Perceived effectiveness
Overall rating of side effects
# of Evaluations

These charts show data from Atrial Fibrillation patients’ latest treatment evaluations
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Atrial Fibrillation on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 587patients have this condition
  • 5new patients joined this month
  • 285say Atrial Fibrillation is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 12
30s 37
40s 81
50s 140
60s 149
70+ 95


Distribution of females vs. males

56% Females
44% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 24
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 55
50-59 years 73
60-69 years 49
70+ years 10

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 369
Not Diagnosed 9

These charts show data from Atrial Fibrillation patients who have completed their condition history
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