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Review: could Atrial fibrillation cause Syncope?

We study 41,598 people who have Atrial fibrillation from FDA and social media. Among them, 722 have Syncope (Fainting). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (latest reports from 385,849 patients) is typically treated by Warfarin Sodium, Coumadin, Flecainide Acetate, Sotalol Hydrochloride, Digoxin, Metoprolol Tartrate.

Syncope

Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) (latest reports from 318,588 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Jul, 12, 2014: 41,589 people who have atrial fibrillation are studied. Among them, 722 (1.74%) have Syncope. They amount to 0.23% of all the 318,539 people who have Syncope on eHealthMe.

Trend of Syncope in atrial fibrillation reports

Gender of people who have atrial fibrillation and experienced Syncope * :

FemaleMale
Syncope48.59%51.41%

Age of people who have atrial fibrillation and experienced Syncope * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Syncope0.00%0.12%0.00%0.00%0.74%5.02%7.97%86.27%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Syncope0.00%57.14%42.86%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (124 people, 17.17%)
  2. Prophylaxis (33 people, 4.57%)
  3. Anxiety (23 people, 3.19%)
  4. Blood cholesterol increased (21 people, 2.91%)
  5. Cardiac failure (21 people, 2.91%)
  6. Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 2.91%)
  7. Hypothyroidism (20 people, 2.77%)
  8. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (18 people, 2.49%)
  9. Hyperuricaemia (15 people, 2.08%)
  10. Osteoporosis (13 people, 1.80%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Digoxin (178 people, 24.65%)
  2. Warfarin sodium (172 people, 23.82%)
  3. Aspirin (162 people, 22.44%)
  4. Coumadin (130 people, 18.01%)
  5. Furosemide (110 people, 15.24%)
  6. Pradaxa (91 people, 12.60%)
  7. Lasix (88 people, 12.19%)
  8. Simvastatin (77 people, 10.66%)
  9. Lisinopril (73 people, 10.11%)
  10. Metoprolol tartrate (70 people, 9.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (5 months ago):

  • morning sweating feeling faint then ok rest of the day

    Reply

  • From this study (6 months ago):

  • Several months after starting xarelto short term memory losses became annoying, just normal things, but seemed more often. Now I have to write everything down and daughter has to go to appts with me because I can't remember what to say or what doctor said to do.
    Have "fainted" 3 times unexpectedly, with no warning at all,and no memory,just what people around me say happened.
    None of this happened until after I was put on xarelto.

    Reply

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  • Are atrial fibrillation and erectile dysfunction related?
    I want to know whether those who have atrial fibrillation also suffer from erectile dysfunction, or vice-versa.

  • Can stopping coumadin cause the heart rate to increase?
    After stoppage of coumadin, the patient was started on Eliquis and after administration of one dose, the heart rate increased from the 70's to 120 plus. Could the increased heart rate be caused by the stoppage of coumadin?

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