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

Common symptoms
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Treatments taken by people with Atrial Fibrillation

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

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (31) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (28)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cardizem)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
20
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (20)
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Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Arycor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lanoxin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tambocor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
10
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
9
Tried for
Pain (5) Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
7
Tried for
Anxious mood (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Eliquis)
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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Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
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Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Aspirin Low Dose)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Burning in stomach Gastrointestinal (GI) bleeding 1 more
How many evaluations
12
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (31) Pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Metoprolol Tartrate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Anxious mood Dizziness 2 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (28)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cardizem)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Edema in feet Headaches 2 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (20)
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Treatment name(s)

(Coumadin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (7 evaluations)
Side effects
Bruise easily Excessive bleeding 1 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Arycor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (17 evaluations)
Side effects
Blurry vision Bradycardia 12 more
How many evaluations
19
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Lanoxin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (2 evaluations)
Side effects
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Tambocor)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (11 evaluations)
Side effects
Constipation Insomnia 3 more
How many evaluations
11
Tried for
Atrial Fibrillation (10)
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Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Dry mouth
How many evaluations
2
Tried for
Pain (5) Insomnia (4)
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Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
Groggy in morning
How many evaluations
3
Tried for
Anxious mood (7)
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Treatment name(s)

(Eliquis)
Perceived effectiveness
for Atrial Fibrillation (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Bruising Loss of sense of taste
How many evaluations
7
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 1
20s 19
30s 45
40s 99
50s 191
60s 275
70+ 199

Sex

Distribution of sex

56% Female
44% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 31
20-29 years 33
30-39 years 49
40-49 years 75
50-59 years 108
60-69 years 71
70+ years 18

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 519
Not Diagnosed 19

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