Rheumatoid arthritis and A-fib - from FDA reports

A-fib is found among people with Rheumatoid arthritis, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, take medication Methotrexate and have High blood pressure. This review analyzes which people have A-fib with Rheumatoid arthritis. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,578 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA , and is updated regularly.

On Jun, 24, 2018

2,578 people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and A-Fib are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Gender of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience A-Fib *:

  • female: 70.61 %
  • male: 29.39 %

Age of people who have Rheumatoid Arthritis and experience A-Fib *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.2 %
  • 30-39: 1.43 %
  • 40-49: 2.18 %
  • 50-59: 15.92 %
  • 60+: 80.27 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 260 people, 10.09%
  2. Preventive Health Care: 117 people, 4.54%
  3. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 102 people, 3.96%
  4. High Blood Cholesterol: 101 people, 3.92%
  5. Pain: 90 people, 3.49%

Most common drugs for these people *:

  1. Methotrexate: 835 people, 32.39%
  2. Humira: 648 people, 25.14%
  3. Enbrel: 521 people, 20.21%
  4. Folic Acid: 380 people, 14.74%
  5. Remicade: 377 people, 14.62%

Top symptoms for these people *:

  1. Pneumonia: 299 people, 11.60%
  2. Breathing Difficulty: 251 people, 9.74%
  3. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 250 people, 9.70%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 222 people, 8.61%
  5. Joint Pain: 186 people, 7.21%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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