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A 32-year-old male asked:

Can thiamine vitamin b1 affect your heart rate?

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Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Dr. Mushahid Farooqi
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Taking Vitamin B1(Thiamine) supplement dose not cause any heart related adverse reaction, if that is your question? But Thiamine deficiency in the diet can cause two clinical conditions 1)Beriberi (In kids and in adults) and 2)Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome. Beriberi in adults especially Wet Beriberi can cause Cardiomegaly, Cardiomyopathy, Heart Failure, Peripheral Edema and Tachycardia.
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