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ATRIAL FIBRILLATION Symptoms and Causes

An arrhythmia is a problem with the speed or rhythm of the heartbeat. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type of arrhythmia. The cause is a disorder in the heart's electrical system.

Often, people who have AF may not even feel symptoms. But you may feel

  • Palpitations -- an abnormal rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weakness or difficulty exercising
  • Chest pain
  • Dizziness or fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion

AF can lead to an increased risk of stroke. In many patients, it can also cause chest pain, heart attack, or heart failure.

Doctors diagnose AF using family and medical history, a physical exam, and a test called an electrocardiogram (EKG), which looks at the electrical waves your heart makes. Treatments include medicines and procedures to restore normal rhythm.

NIH: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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Tikosyn Side Effects

Atrial Fibrillation (267)
Dizziness (156)
Fatigue (116)
Dyspnoea (110)
Headache (94)
Electrocardiogram Qt Prolonged (86)
Heart Rate Increased (83)
Condition Aggravated (79)
Arrhythmia (74)
Asthenia (68)
Nausea (62)
Chest Pain (61)
Diarrhoea (52)
Palpitations (48)
Feeling Abnormal (48)
Torsade De Pointes (45)
Urinary Tract Infection (40)
Blood Pressure Increased (39)
Cardiac Disorder (35)
Insomnia (34)
Heart Rate Irregular (32)
Pneumonia (31)
Hypertension (31)
Death (30)
Blood Potassium Decreased (30)
Malaise (30)
Ventricular Tachycardia (30)
Pain In Extremity (28)
Weight Decreased (27)
Vision Blurred (26)
Arthralgia (25)
Heart Rate Decreased (25)
Cough (25)
Weight Increased (24)
Anxiety (23)
Nasopharyngitis (22)
Tremor (21)
Hyperhidrosis (21)
Blood Creatinine Increased (20)
Chest Discomfort (20)
Renal Impairment (20)
Fall (20)
Muscle Spasms (19)
Vomiting (19)
Infection (19)
Blood Pressure Decreased (19)
Bronchitis (18)
Cardiac Failure Congestive (18)
Depression (18)
Dysphagia (18)

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Recent Reviews

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I have been on Tikosyn (500mg 2X/day) for a month and have experienced similar side effects as Janet in Oklahoma. Specifically weight gain and joint pain and stiffness.

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Been on Flomax for a week. Have noticed that my BPH symtoms have abated somewhat. I also have PAF (parox atrial fib). Have noticed that my episodes of AF have increased. This AM was really bad, so much so that I almost blacked out on the exercise bik

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ATRIAL FIBRILLATION Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Recruiting PVI Using Cryoablation Alone in Paroxysmal AtF Patients Converted From Persistent AF With Dofetilide
Condition: Persistent AF Converted to Paroxysmal AF or Sinus Rhythm
Intervention: Procedure: Ablation
Outcome Measure: Freedom from atrial fibrillation/flutter
2 Recruiting Catheter Ablation for Recently Diagnosed Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation
Condition: Atrial Fibrillation
Interventions: Drug: Antiarrhythmic drug;   Procedure: Catheter ablation
Outcome Measures: Percentage of AF burden;   All-death death
3 Recruiting Comparison of Reverse Remodeling and PVI Versus CFAE and/or Linear Lesions and PVI for Persistent AF
Condition: Persistent Atrial Fibrillation
Intervention: Procedure: Ablation
Outcome Measure: Freedom of atrial fibrillation/flutter
4 Recruiting Catheter Ablation vs Anti-arrhythmic Drug Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation Trial
Conditions: Atrial Fibrillation;   Arrhythmia
Interventions: Device: Left atrial ablation;   Drug: Rate or Rhythm Control Therapy
Outcome Measures: LA catheter ablation is superior to rate or rhythm control drug therapy for decreasing the incidence of the composite endpoint of total mortality, disabling stroke, serious bleeding, or cardiac arrest in patients warranting therapy for AF.;   LA catheter ablation is superior to rate or rhythm control drug therapy for reducing total mortality;   Total mortality or cardiovascular hospitalization;   Cardiovascular death;   Cardiovascular death or disabling stroke;   Arrhythmic death or cardiac arrest;   Heart failure death;   Freedom from recurrent AF;   Cardiovascular hospitalization;   Medical costs, resource utilization, and cost effectiveness;   Quality of Life;   Composite adverse events;   Left atrial size, morphology and function and its relationship to morbidity and mortality