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.

Common symptoms reported by people with Atrial Fibrillation

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Treatments taken by people with Atrial Fibrillation

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Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
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Treatment name(s)

(Albyl, Albyl E, Arthritis Pain®) 35 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
35
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (35) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betaloc, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (25)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tambocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
11
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Arycor, Pacerone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betapace)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Pain (4) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Anxious mood (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Rythmol, Rythmol SR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (6)

Data from patients with Atrial Fibrillation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Atrial Fibrillation

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Treatment name(s)
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Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Albyl, Albyl E, Arthritis Pain®) 35 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Stomach pain Burning in stomach
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (35) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betaloc, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Dizziness Walking problems
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (25)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (2 evaluations)
Side effects
PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (15)
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Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan) 1 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (6 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning sensation Increased bruising 1 more
How many evaluations
6
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tambocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Insomnia
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (11)
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Treatment name(s)

(Arycor, Pacerone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Hypothyroidism Muscle fatigue 1 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (9)
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Treatment name(s)

(Betapace)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Hospitalization
How many evaluations
1
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (8)
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Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dry mouth
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (4) Insomnia (3)
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Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
How many evaluations
0
Tried for
Anxious mood (6)
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Treatment name(s)

(Rythmol, Rythmol SR)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Headaches Stiffness in neck
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (6)

Data from patients with Atrial Fibrillation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Atrial Fibrillation on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 15
30s 41
40s 93
50s 157
60s 177
70+ 117

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

56% Females
44% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 26
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 41
40-49 years 59
50-59 years 78
60-69 years 58
70+ years 12

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 408
Not Diagnosed 11

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