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 study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,040 people who have Rheumatoid arthritis from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 08, 2018

3,040 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: 71.22 %
  • male: 28.78 %

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

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 303 people, 9.97%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol: 127 people, 4.18%
  3. Preventive Health Care: 121 people, 3.98%
  4. Pain: 117 people, 3.85%
  5. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 108 people, 3.55%

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Most common drugs for these people *:

  1. Methotrexate: 835 people, 27.47%
  2. Humira: 811 people, 26.68%
  3. Enbrel: 607 people, 19.97%
  4. Remicade: 386 people, 12.70%
  5. Folic Acid: 380 people, 12.50%

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Top symptoms for these people *:

  1. Pneumonia: 349 people, 11.48%
  2. Breathing Difficulty: 284 people, 9.34%
  3. Cardiac Failure Congestive: 280 people, 9.21%
  4. High Blood Pressure: 262 people, 8.62%
  5. Joint Pain: 218 people, 7.17%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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