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Can too much gatorade cause a heart flutter?

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Dr. Bart Denys
Cardiology 39 years experience
Gatorade: There are no stimulants like caffeine etc. In gaorade. Therefor, i doubt that it would cause arrhythmias.
Dr. Jerome Zacks
Cardiology 51 years experience
Yes: Gatorade contains a significant amount of salt; it can raise ones blood pressure and cause heart failure and rapid heart rhythms in those with uncontrolled high blood pressure.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

When should a heart flutter be a cause for concern?

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Dr. Mark Milunski
Cardiology 37 years experience
Heart flutter: It depends under what circumstances they occur and if you have a history of heart disease. Start with a visit to your primary care md and then proceed on to a cardiologist if appropriate.
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A 23-year-old member asked:

What is the most common cause of heart flutter?

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Dr. Steven Shayani
Cardiology 33 years experience
Abnormalities/Damage: Abnormalities or damage to the structure of your heart are the most common. However there are other causes: heart attacks, high blood pressure, stress, an overactive thyroid gland, medications, caffeine, lung diseases, viral infections, and/or previous heart surgeries.

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