Premature atrial contractions

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What is premature atrial contractions?

Premature Atrial Contractions (PACs) are one type of premature heart beat, irregular heart beat or benign arrhythmia. These ectopic beats occur in the upper two chambers of the heart, called the atria.

Common symptoms reported by people with premature atrial contractions

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, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with premature atrial contractions

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

(Strattera)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Magnesium)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with premature atrial contractions, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with premature atrial contractions

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Strattera)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry mouth fatigue
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Concor Cor)
Perceived effectiveness
for premature atrial contractions (1 evaluation)
Side effects
hypotension muscle twitching (fasciculations) in face
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(BuSpar)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Voltaren Gel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(NatureMade Magnesium)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toprol XL)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(TENS Transcutaneous Electrical Nerve Stimulation)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Home Physical Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with premature atrial contractions, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has premature atrial contractions on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 2
40s 5
50s 1
60s 2
70+ 0
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 1
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 9

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 7
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from premature atrial contractions patients who have completed their condition history
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