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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, insomnia, fatigue, and pain) regardless of condition.
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What do patients take to treat Atrial Fibrillation and its symptoms?

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Albyl, Albyl E, Arthritis Pain®) 35 more
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
34
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Betaloc, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
25
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan) 1 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Tambocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Arycor, Pacerone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Betapace)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
8
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
6
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Digitek, Lanacrist, Lanoxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
5
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with Atrial Fibrillation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

Compare treatments for Atrial Fibrillation

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
How many have tried
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Treatment name(s)

(Albyl, Albyl E, Arthritis Pain®) 35 more
How many have tried
34
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Stomach pain Burning in stomach
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Betaloc, Lopressor, Metoprolol Tartrate) 1 more
How many have tried
25
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Walking problems
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin, Jantoven, Marevan) 1 more
How many have tried
16
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Burning sensation Increased bruising 1 more
How many evaluations
7
Treatment name(s)

(Cardizem, Cardizem CD, Cardizem LA) 10 more
How many have tried
13
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
PVC (Premature Ventricular Contractions)
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Tambocor)
How many have tried
10
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Insomnia
How many evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Arycor, Pacerone)
How many have tried
9
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth Dry throat 4 more
How many evaluations
8
Treatment name(s)

(Betapace)
How many have tried
8
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Hospitalization
How many evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Amineurin, Amitriptyline Troche, Anapsique) 10 more
How many have tried
7
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Dry mouth
How many evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Adco-alzam, Alprax, Alprazol) 15 more
How many have tried
6
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Digitek, Lanacrist, Lanoxin)
How many have tried
5
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
0
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Data from patients with Atrial Fibrillation, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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You’ve tried this treatment.

  • 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 43
40s 91
50s 151
60s 173
70+ 114

Gender

Distribution of females vs. males

56% Females
44% Males
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 25
20-29 years 29
30-39 years 39
40-49 years 59
50-59 years 76
60-69 years 57
70+ years 11

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 402
Not Diagnosed 9

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