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Is It True That Vitamin C Can Help Reduce The Risk Of A Serious Heart Arrhythmia
No: Vitamin c is not known to prevent heart rhythm problems. It may be beneficial as an antioxidant which may reduce artery inflammation and decrease the risk of athersclerosis. On the other had magnesium and potassium deficiencies may lead to heart dysrhythmias. However these supplements should only be used under a doctors supervision and monitoring of blood levels. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Abnormal heart rhythm is a condition in which a person has an abnormal heartbeat pattern, as detected by an EKG (electrocardiogram) of the heart. Some abnormal rhythms run in families (hereditary abnormal rhythms). Some abnormal rhythms are not dangerous, while others can cause ...Read more
I read that normal healthy people can die suddenly from a heart arrhythmia - is that true, and should I be worried about it?
No: Very rarely, people who are otherwise healthy can have an unrecognized structural problem with the heart that can lead to fatal arrhythmias. How rarely? You are much more likely to die as a result of a drunk driver or a "run of the mill" heart attack. So don't worry, but do see your physician regularly so to increase the chances that "undiagnosed problems" will become both diagnosed and treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes I wake up at Night and my heart is beating really fast. Is this a heart arrhythmia? Why is this happening to me?)
Highly variable : ...And impossible to answer. It's like saying "how long does it take clouds to cause a tornado?". ...Read more
I have a heart arrhythmia(IST). Doctors always ask about neck & back pain. Sharp back pain for the a couple days no reason. Should it get checked out?
Probably: Should get it checked out. But if your heart issues is inappropriate sinus tachycardia, I would be less concerned that this is heart related and more likely musculoskeletal based on your age and lack of other reported symptoms like shortness of breath. Again, if the pain is bothersome and persists, it can't hurt to have it evaluated. Best of luck. ...Read more
I have to have surgery, but I have a heart arrhythmia and im terrified.I have SVT and sinus tachycardia.
Arrhythmia, also known as abnormal heart rhythm, is any type of irregular heart beat. It might be a simple skip of the heart beat, or a transient pause, both of which are typically benign. However, there are also more serious types of arrhythmias when the heart races ...Read more
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