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could an arrhythmia be caused by a magnesium defficiency?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Depends…: That depends on the dysrhythmia. Toursades de points, a potentially lethal dysrhythmia does respond well to magnesium. Maintaining a healthy diet that supplies vitamins and trace minerals never hurts.
Dr. William Scott
Pediatric Cardiology 39 years experience
Yes: Magnesium deficiency contributes to several arrhythmias, some of which are life threatening.

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