Review: could High blood cholesterol cause A-fib?
We study 118,145 people who have High blood cholesterol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,027 have A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.
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High blood cholesterol
High blood cholesterol (latest reports from 453,009 patients) is typically treated by Simvastatin, Lipitor, Crestor, Pravastatin Sodium, Zocor, Zetia.
A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 385,870 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Jun, 26, 2014: 118,027 people who have high blood cholesterol are studied. Among them, 1,017 (0.86%) have A-fib. They amount to 0.27% of all the 376,396 people who have A-fib on eHealthMe.
Gender of people who have high blood cholesterol and experienced A-fib * :
Age of people who have high blood cholesterol and experienced A-fib * :
Severity of the symptom * :
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Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Hypertension (406 people, 39.92%)
- Osteoporosis (113 people, 11.11%)
- Diabetes mellitus (111 people, 10.91%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (95 people, 9.34%)
- Pain (89 people, 8.75%)
- Cardiac disorder (72 people, 7.08%)
- Depression (70 people, 6.88%)
- Hypothyroidism (70 people, 6.88%)
- Prophylaxis (68 people, 6.69%)
- Blood pressure (57 people, 5.60%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Lipitor (345 people, 33.92%)
- Aspirin (254 people, 24.98%)
- Simvastatin (199 people, 19.57%)
- Zocor (138 people, 13.57%)
- Crestor (137 people, 13.47%)
- Fosamax (130 people, 12.78%)
- Coumadin (128 people, 12.59%)
- Plavix (107 people, 10.52%)
- Lisinopril (104 people, 10.23%)
- Lasix (90 people, 8.85%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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From this study (8 months ago):
After 30 years on brand Lipitor without incident, I tried atorvastatin (generic) 3 weeks ago and began to notice a slight heart flutter. Last week, I experienced an hour of intense heart palpitations and ended up in the emergency room. The cardiologist at the hospital increased my metropolol to twice a day and I have had about six palpitations daily since my hospitalization. In hospital tests did not determine a reason for the arrhythmia. Could the switch to the generic be the root of this problem? I know the formulation is supposedly the same, but there ARE differences in binders, filers, etc. and there is a small percentage allowance for efficacy.I am slightly concerned.
From this study (9 months ago):
I had mini-maze a-fib surgery in February of 2013. Have had only one episode of short duration where my heart seemed to skip a beat about every 20 to 30 beats. This lasted only 15 to 20 minutes.
From this study (11 months ago):
Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder (HPPD)like symptoms to include:
--specks of light
--snow & rain affect
--trails following objects in motion
--halos or auras
--illusions of motion in a static environment
--distortions in dimension
--heightened awareness of motion.
Occurs in dark or semi-dark rooms but clears in light where minor motion and distortion is noted when staring ahead. A mask descends over my face when staring ahead (maybe inner-ocular-lenses affect (cataract surgery)?). In some cases, get affect that I can feel geometric objects and fish-like or distorted objects. Started when given Lamotrigine & Quetiapine. Doctor has increased dosage of Lamotrigin, stopped Quetiapine and added Risperidone: snow/rain effects have significantly increased at night before falling asleep. Severe snow/rain affect occurs when I wake up early in the morning in semi-dark.
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