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Can diuretics cause rapid heart rate?

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Dr. Warren Foster
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
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In brief: Electrolytes

In addition to causing hypovolemia, many diuretics can also deplete important electrolytes that keep your heart rate steady.
Very low levels of potassium and magnesium, especially, can be dangerous. Talk to the diuretic prescriber about checking and replacing your electrolyte levels, while using diuretics.

In brief: Electrolytes

In addition to causing hypovolemia, many diuretics can also deplete important electrolytes that keep your heart rate steady.
Very low levels of potassium and magnesium, especially, can be dangerous. Talk to the diuretic prescriber about checking and replacing your electrolyte levels, while using diuretics.
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Dr. Steven Ajluni
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Diuretics

Hypovolemia produces tachycardia through compensatory mechanisms that occur through the carotid baroreceptors and renal perfusion feedback mechanisms to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system.

In brief: Diuretics

Hypovolemia produces tachycardia through compensatory mechanisms that occur through the carotid baroreceptors and renal perfusion feedback mechanisms to stimulate the sympathetic nervous system.
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