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Review: could Atrial fibrillation cause Syncope (Fainting)?

We study 41,649 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 (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 385,972 patients) can be treated by Warfarin Sodium, Coumadin, Digoxin, Flecainide Acetate, Sotalol Hydrochloride, Pradaxa.

Syncope

Syncope (loss of consciousness with an inability to maintain postural tone) (latest reports from 319,086 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, pain, multiple sclerosis.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 41,633 people who have atrial fibrillation are studied. Among them, 722 (1.73%) have Syncope.

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. Atrial flutter (40 people, 5.54%)
  3. Prophylaxis (33 people, 4.57%)
  4. Anxiety (23 people, 3.19%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (21 people, 2.91%)
  6. Cardiac failure (21 people, 2.91%)
  7. Diabetes mellitus (21 people, 2.91%)
  8. Hypothyroidism (20 people, 2.77%)
  9. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (18 people, 2.49%)
  10. Hyperuricaemia (15 people, 2.08%)

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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  • From this study (7 months ago):

  • morning sweating feeling faint then ok rest of the day

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  • From this study (9 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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