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
Hydrocodone-Acetaminophen, Acetaminophen (Paracetamol), Tramadol
Trazodone, Amitriptyline, Zolpidem
Rest, Wheelchair (manual), Multivitamins
Duloxetine, Venlafaxine, Fluoxetine
Alprazolam, Clonazepam, Propranolol

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

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

(Nicoumalone, Jantoven, Marevan, Coumadin)


(Metoprolol Tartrate, Lopressor, Selo-Zok)


(Fasprin, Disprin, Albyl E, Asaflow)


(Arycor, Pacerone)




(Dilacor XR, Diltzac, Diltiazem ER, Diltia XT)


(Verelan PM, Verapamil ER, Anpec, Dilacoron)


(Cenyl, Pranolol, Bedranol, Pur-Bloka)


(Lanacrist, Digitek, Lanoxin)


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?

  • 552 patients have this condition
  • 7 new patients joined this month
  • 264 say Atrial Fibrillation is their primary condition

Age Proportion # of patients
<20 1
20s 13
30s 38
40s 77
50s 130
60s 138
70+ 86


Distribution of females vs. males

56% Females
44% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 22
20-29 years 26
30-39 years 35
40-49 years 49
50-59 years 69
60-69 years 46
70+ years 9

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 348
Not Diagnosed 9

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