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139 Possible Causes for Confusion, Drug-induced Cardiomyopathy

  • Acute Amphetamine Intoxication

    […] chills; nausea or vomiting; evidence of weight loss; psychomotor agitation or retardation; muscular weakness, respiratory depression, chest pain, or cardiac arrhythmias; and confusion[dsm.wikia.com] The length and severity of the depression is related to how much and how often amphetamines were used. craving exhaustion depression mental confusion restlessness and insomnia[erowid.org] Cognitive Difficulties Confusion, poor judgment, fainting, and loss of consciousness are amphetamine overdose symptoms you should be aware.[amphetamines.com]

  • Heart Failure

    Find out more Cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy: can human induced pluripotent stem cell modelling help prevent it?[eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org] In addition, the confusion of similar terms with HFpEF, such as diastolic heart failure, and diastolic dysfunction (DD), has led to a misunderstanding of the true scope of[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] The term ‘failure’ can be confusing – the heart does not actually stop pumping.[gosh.nhs.uk]

  • Congestive Heart Failure

    Find out more Cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy: can human induced pluripotent stem cell modelling help prevent it?[eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org] Depressive symptoms, however, sometimes are confused with the physical repercussions of heart failure.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Symptoms of heart failure Some of the most common symptoms you may experience are reduced energy, confusion, chest pain, shortness of breath and swelling in the legs.[novanthealth.org]

  • Vasovagal Syncope

    Drug-induced arrhythmias. Structural cardiac or cardiopulmonary disease: Obstructive cardiac valvular disease. Acute coronary syndrome.[patient.info] As soon as there is a slow-down in heart rate, the resulting lack of blood to the brain brings about fainting and confusion.[symptoma.com] They may complain of symptoms including nausea, abdominal pain, clamminess, tremors, lightheadedness, headache, malaise, exhaustion and confusion.[pccoforegon.com]

  • Syncope

    )  Implanted device (pacemaker, ICD) malfunction  Drug-induced proarrhythmias Structural cardiac or cardiopulmonary disease  Cardiac valvular disease (e.g. aortic stenosis[lifeinthefastlane.com] The overlap of these clinical conditions leads to confusion regarding syncope classification that can hinder evaluation strategies, and pose challenges for diagnosis and treatment[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Any significant persistence of confusion beyond a minute or two is critical, as this would suggest a postictal period and seizure.[accessmedicine.mhmedical.com]

  • Myocardial Infarction

    Find out more Cancer therapy-induced cardiomyopathy: can human induced pluripotent stem cell modelling help prevent it?[eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org] This anomaly, because it is rare, can be a source of confusion to clinicians, especially when acute coronary syndrome is present.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] CASE REPORT A 48-year-old male was admitted after a witnessed generalized seizure with subsequent confusion.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Atrial Fibrillation

    (Level of Evidence: A) Class IIa Pharmacological therapy can be useful in patients with AF to maintain sinus rhythm and prevent tachycardia-induced cardiomyopathy.[circ.ahajournals.org] But you may feel Palpitations -- an abnormal rapid heartbeat Shortness of breath Weakness or difficulty exercising Chest pain Dizziness or fainting Fatigue Confusion AF can[medlineplus.gov] But you may feel palpitations -- an abnormal rapid heartbeat shortness of breath weakness or difficulty exercising chest pain dizziness or fainting fatigue confusion af can[icd9data.com]

  • Overdose

    Alcoholic hallucinosis See hallucinosis; psychotic disorder, alcohol-or drug-induced. alcoholic heart muscle disease See alcoholic cardiomyopathy. alcoholic hepatitis (K70.1[who.int] Diuretic overdose symptoms include slow breathing, confusion, drowsiness, fever, muscle cramps, skin sensitivity to sunlight, seizures, pale urine, weakness, vomiting, coma[livestrong.com] Treatment (or methods): Both patients developed acute neurotoxicity with confusion, pain and seizures. Intravenous dexamethasone and folinic acid (leucovorin) was given.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Schizophrenia

    It may occur even after a longer drug exposure and is often confused with myocarditis. 178 The clinical manifestations of clozapine-induced cardiomyopathy range from subclinical[doi.org] They usually don’t remember the treatment itself, and may experience a brief period of confusion following ECT.[schizophrenic.com] Thoughts and speech may become jumbled or confused, making conversation difficult and hard for other people to understand.[nhs.uk]

  • Reversible Cerebral Vasoconstriction Syndrome

    Abstract Postpartum takotsubo cardiomyopathy is a rare phenomenon caused by stress-induced, elevated levels of catecholamines and vasoconstrictive agents or by the administration[degruyter.com] […] reversible vasoconstriction and sudden thunderclap headache with or without associated neurologic deficits, have been poorly differentiated in the literature and are frequently confused[mdedge.com] Moreover, a subset of patients with severe RCVS presents without any headache, but frequently with seizures, focal neurological deficits, confusion or coma, in the setting[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

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