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Review: could Fibromyalgia cause Atrial fibrillation?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation could be caused by Fibromyalgia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Pain, and take Vioxx.

We study 17,052 people who have Fibromyalgia from FDA and social media. Among them, 68 have Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 17,043 people who have fibromyalgia are studied. Among them, 68 (0.40%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.02% of all the 382,766 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in fibromyalgia reports

Gender of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Atrial fibrillation * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation89.02%10.98%

Age of people who have fibromyalgia and experienced Atrial fibrillation * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%1.39%0.00%9.72%20.83%69.44%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pain (12 people, 17.65%)
  2. Hypertension (10 people, 14.71%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (9 people, 13.24%)
  4. Blood pressure (9 people, 13.24%)
  5. Thyroid disorder (8 people, 11.76%)
  6. Osteoporosis (7 people, 10.29%)
  7. Diabetes mellitus (7 people, 10.29%)
  8. Hypothyroidism (5 people, 7.35%)
  9. Insomnia (5 people, 7.35%)
  10. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 5.88%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Vioxx (15 people, 22.06%)
  2. Zoloft (12 people, 17.65%)
  3. Lipitor (11 people, 16.18%)
  4. Aspirin (11 people, 16.18%)
  5. Premarin (10 people, 14.71%)
  6. Ibuprofen (9 people, 13.24%)
  7. Cymbalta (9 people, 13.24%)
  8. Clonazepam (8 people, 11.76%)
  9. Atenolol (8 people, 11.76%)
  10. Tylenol (7 people, 10.29%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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