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Review: could Sinusitis cause Heart palpitations?

Summary: Heart palpitations could be caused by Sinusitis, especially for people who are female, 40-49 old, also have Hypertension, and take Avelox.

We study 11,572 people who have Sinusitis from FDA and social media. Among them, 314 have Heart palpitations. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Sinusitis (latest reports from 228,390 patients) are typically treated by Amoxicillin, Azithromycin, Levaquin, Avelox, Augmentin '875', Clarithromycin.

Heart palpitations

Heart palpitations (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing) (latest reports from 310,598 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, depression, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol, pain.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 11,566 people who have sinusitis are studied. Among them, 314 (2.71%) have Heart Palpitations. They amount to 0.10% of all the 310,652 people who have Heart Palpitations on eHealthMe.

Trend of Heart palpitations in sinusitis reports

Gender of people who have sinusitis and experienced Heart palpitations * :

Heart palpitations81.47%18.53%

Age of people who have sinusitis and experienced Heart palpitations * :

Heart palpitations0.00%0.00%0.33%10.23%21.45%34.65%21.45%12.21%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Heart palpitations15.38%76.92%7.69%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (25 people, 7.96%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (20 people, 6.37%)
  3. Hypothyroidism (19 people, 6.05%)
  4. Depression (12 people, 3.82%)
  5. Pharyngitis (11 people, 3.50%)
  6. Pain (8 people, 2.55%)
  7. Sleep disorder (8 people, 2.55%)
  8. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (7 people, 2.23%)
  9. Asthma (6 people, 1.91%)
  10. Sinus congestion (6 people, 1.91%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Avelox (123 people, 39.17%)
  2. Levaquin (84 people, 26.75%)
  3. Ketek (64 people, 20.38%)
  4. Synthroid (50 people, 15.92%)
  5. Zithromax (42 people, 13.38%)
  6. Prednisone (25 people, 7.96%)
  7. Protonix (21 people, 6.69%)
  8. Ambien (21 people, 6.69%)
  9. Lasix (20 people, 6.37%)
  10. Aspirin (20 people, 6.37%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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