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Review: could High blood cholesterol cause A-fib (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

We study 118,504 people who have High blood cholesterol from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,030 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 454,617 patients) can be treated by Simvastatin, Lipitor, Crestor, Pravastatin Sodium, Zocor, Atorvastatin Calcium.


A-fib (most common type of arrhythmia) (latest reports from 381,972 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 13, 2014: 118,480 people who have high blood cholesterol are studied. Among them, 1,018 (0.86%) have A-fib.

Trend of A-fib in high blood cholesterol reports

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 * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (627 people, 61.59%)
  2. Hypertension (406 people, 39.88%)
  3. Hypercholesterolaemia (273 people, 26.82%)
  4. Atrial fibrillation (218 people, 21.41%)
  5. Blood cholesterol (181 people, 17.78%)
  6. Osteoporosis (113 people, 11.10%)
  7. Diabetes mellitus (111 people, 10.90%)
  8. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (95 people, 9.33%)
  9. Pain (89 people, 8.74%)
  10. Cardiac disorder (72 people, 7.07%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Lipitor (345 people, 33.89%)
  2. Aspirin (255 people, 25.05%)
  3. Simvastatin (200 people, 19.65%)
  4. Zocor (138 people, 13.56%)
  5. Crestor (137 people, 13.46%)
  6. Fosamax (130 people, 12.77%)
  7. Coumadin (128 people, 12.57%)
  8. Plavix (107 people, 10.51%)
  9. Lisinopril (104 people, 10.22%)
  10. Lasix (90 people, 8.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (11 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 (12 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 (1 year 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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