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Review: could Multiple myeloma cause Atrial fibrillation?

Summary: Atrial fibrillation could be caused by Multiple myeloma, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Prophylaxis, and take Dexamethasone.

We study 56,676 people who have Multiple myeloma from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,353 have Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma (latest reports from 133,493 patients) is typically treated by Revlimid, Velcade, Dexamethasone, Thalomid, Zometa, Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 374,916 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 10, 2014: 56,672 people who have multiple myeloma are studied. Among them, 1,353 (2.39%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.35% of all the 382,804 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in multiple myeloma reports

Gender of people who have multiple myeloma and experienced Atrial fibrillation * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation37.37%62.63%

Age of people who have multiple myeloma and experienced Atrial fibrillation * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.23%1.54%14.97%83.31%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Prophylaxis (109 people, 8.06%)
  2. Pain (81 people, 5.99%)
  3. Hypertension (79 people, 5.84%)
  4. Arrhythmia (62 people, 4.58%)
  5. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (55 people, 4.07%)
  6. Depression (53 people, 3.92%)
  7. Angina pectoris (46 people, 3.40%)
  8. Arthritis (44 people, 3.25%)
  9. Nausea (38 people, 2.81%)
  10. Hypercalcaemia (37 people, 2.73%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Dexamethasone (883 people, 65.26%)
  2. Velcade (842 people, 62.23%)
  3. Revlimid (779 people, 57.58%)
  4. Aspirin (648 people, 47.89%)
  5. Zometa (538 people, 39.76%)
  6. Aredia (437 people, 32.30%)
  7. Decadron (368 people, 27.20%)
  8. Thalomid (339 people, 25.06%)
  9. Lasix (337 people, 24.91%)
  10. Prednisone (325 people, 24.02%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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