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.

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On Jan, 01, 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 *:

  • High Blood Pressure (260 people, 10.09%)
  • Preventive Health Care (117 people, 4.54%)
  • Osteoporosis (102 people, 3.96%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (101 people, 3.92%)
  • Pain (90 people, 3.49%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Methotrexate (835 people, 32.39%)
  • Humira (648 people, 25.14%)
  • Enbrel (521 people, 20.21%)
  • Folic Acid (380 people, 14.74%)
  • Remicade (377 people, 14.62%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Pneumonia (299 people, 11.60%)
  • Breathing Difficulty (251 people, 9.74%)
  • Cardiac Failure Congestive (250 people, 9.70%)
  • High Blood Pressure (222 people, 8.61%)
  • Joint Pain (186 people, 7.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints) can be treated by Methotrexate, Enbrel, Methotrexate sodium, Prednisone, Plaquenil (latest reports from 499,173 Rheumatoid arthritis patients)


A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma, rheumatoid arthritis (latest reports from 181,338 A-fib patients).

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