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Review: could Parkinson's disease cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

We study 15,934 people who have Parkinson's disease from FDA and social media. Among them, 130 have Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 61,420 patients) can be treated by Sinemet, Azilect, Carbidopa And Levodopa, Mirapex, Requip Xl, Amantadine Hydrochloride.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 385,824 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 13, 2014: 15,931 people who have parkinson's disease are studied. Among them, 130 (0.82%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in parkinson's disease reports

Gender of people who have parkinson's disease and experienced Atrial fibrillation * :

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation36.65%63.35%

Age of people who have parkinson's disease and experienced Atrial fibrillation * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.59%8.88%91.12%

Severity of the symptom * :

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

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (14 people, 10.77%)
  2. Hypothyroidism (6 people, 4.62%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (5 people, 3.85%)
  4. Hallucination (5 people, 3.85%)
  5. Parkinsonism (5 people, 3.85%)
  6. Gastric ulcer (5 people, 3.85%)
  7. Somnolence (4 people, 3.08%)
  8. Dementia (4 people, 3.08%)
  9. Hypercholesterolaemia (4 people, 3.08%)
  10. Diabetes mellitus (4 people, 3.08%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Stalevo 100 (47 people, 36.15%)
  2. Sinemet (36 people, 27.69%)
  3. Azilect (33 people, 25.38%)
  4. Requip (27 people, 20.77%)
  5. Clonazepam (22 people, 16.92%)
  6. Requip xl (19 people, 14.62%)
  7. Pergolide mesylate (18 people, 13.85%)
  8. Aspirin (16 people, 12.31%)
  9. Parlodel (16 people, 12.31%)
  10. Trospium chloride (16 people, 12.31%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Kevin Peters Ph.d on Mar, 4, 2013:

    Sammy, I'm a white 45 male; just wanted to agree on that Klonopin remark. When I was 21 I had my second kidney transplant which was a BAD issue all together, at any rate the hospital did not include my medications taken at home after my surgery. I went thru the worst hallucinations and jerking and seizures you could ever possibly imagine. This went on for almost 3 1/2 weeks before we decided to have me taken OUT of the hospital and relocated before they ended up taking my life. Then the whole staff of paychology including the chief of psychiatry cane in my room to see what they could do, Finallu. During one of my few moments of clarity the C.O.F after blaming me if talking "drugs" prior to my transplant listened to my word of telling him the meds I was on before being admitted. After asking when was the last time I had received my Klonopin and me not knowing, he then reviewed the charts, and didn't see me receiving this med once. He stormed out of the room of about 9 docs and came back in with two Klonopin; for the first time in almost 4 weeks and after three surgeries the first 72 hours I was hospitalized, I was sleeping like a baby, for about 49 hours with NO MORE hallucinations, or seizures or jerking! I finally got out of there without a kidney since that kidney was supposed to go to another man named the same as I in a different city! I do take Xanax and probably always will. The half life on Klonopin is much different hence one if its dangers, Nevwr Ever stop this drug cold! I've been on dialysis 25 1/2 years now and suffered from intense skin cancers, but have fought and done all I can do to live a normal as possible life, working full time except when I'm in yet another surgery, over 32 general anesthetic procedures since 1987. I was the youngest boy-man to ever be on the USA soccer team ready to play in the Korea 1988 Olympics. What a change in life.....
    All the Best,
    K. Peters

    Reply

    chris on Jun, 4, 2011:

    i have been taking clonzepam and trazedone and my speech is a very hoarse voice, I am wondering if if my speech problem is from these drugs's side effects.

    Reply

    TwoDimes on Apr, 15, 2012:

    Upon occasion, I, too, have become hoarse and from the use of Klonopin. I was VERY hoarse when I tried to cold turkey off of 4mgs of Klonopin. I am now down to 1.5mgs per day and, still, (as I said, upon occasion, I become hoarse. I am sure that the use of Klonopin is the causative factor. - TwoDimes -

    Reply

    SammySushi on Jul, 10, 2012:

    Omigosh, never cold turkey clonopin, esp that high of a dose. My dad had a major seizure and hallucinations doing so.

    Reply

    Christophe on Nov, 13, 2012:

    Hello,
    I suffer from Hypothyroidism, High Cholesterol & Cancer survivor because of Zyprexa use and previously being prescribed Carbamezapine causing Thyroid damage. My best advice to you if you don't want Hypothyroidism is have regular blood tests, Thyroid damage can be undetected for up to 5 years with no symptoms found on regular blood tests prematurally. Make sure you buy iodised salt to use on food when eating this will help reduce your risk of getting Hypothyroidism. two signs of Hypothyriodism which the Carbamezapine & Zyprexa medication boxes labels wont tell you is if your face becomes puffed up, red or sun sensitive while taking these medications this is a sign of Hypothyroidism. It wont be found on your blood test but later on it could appear out of the blue. The other sign to look for is baldness or hair loss on your head, this is another symptom. I hope these comments will help you. You have to weight up the benefits and negatives taking medications if you decide to take these medicines or not. It depends on how you cope with the drug side effects.
    from Christophe

    Reply

    AUDREY on Dec, 16, 2012:

    STARTED TAKING DILTIAZEM 60 MG AND I AM VERY CONSTIPATED. 70 YEARS OLD, HEART SURGERY A FAST HEART RATE....

    Reply

    Sonya on Feb, 24, 2013:

    You definately need to take a stool softener...straining during defication can cause major problems in people with cardiac problems.

    Reply

    Stillaguamish on Sep, 6, 2014:

    My heart breaks for you and I'm so sorry you had to go through all that. I recently had two surgeries and was outraged at hospital treatment. I had to demand my regular meds and when they gave in, they only gave me 3 of 6

    Reply

  • From this study (6 days ago):

  • I get the jitters after my 2nd - 5th dose of medicine. Never during the night when my meds are worn off or never after my first dose in the morning. Sometimes lorazepam gets rid of the jitters and sometimes they last for hours even using lorazepam.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 week ago):

  • Tony on Sep, 2, 2014:

    I am 35 years old and have never had any heart conditions. After taking axiron for 6 months I have developed Atrial Fibirlations. I have been off of axiron for 3 months now and I have on average 5 to 10 episodes a day with atrial fibrilations. I have not been able to exercise or do any physician activities for 3 months now cause of this. Only other thing I was taking was a multi-vitamin that I have taken for well over 5 years.

    Reply

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Parkinson's Disease is also known as: Paralysis agitans, Parkinson, Parkinsonism, Parkinsons, Shaking palsy.

Atrial Fibrillation is also known as: A-fib, Atrial Flutter, Atrial fibrillation/flutter, Auricular fibrillation, Heart Fibrillation.

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