Definition of Arrhythmia:

A condition caused by variation in the regular rhythm of the heartbeat.  Arrhythmias may cause serious conditions such as shock and congestive heart failure, or even death.

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Anorexia / Starvation Tendency

...the condition
“...Low potassium levels can cause arrhythmia, constipation, fatigue, muscle damage, and even paralysis...”


...the condition
“An arrhythmia is a change in the rhythm of your heartbeat...”
...relationship to Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)
“Cardiac arrhythmia occurs in about 7% of symptomatic hemochromatosis patients.”
...recommendation Heavy Metal Detoxification / Avoidance
“Some doctors have reported arrhythmias improving after mercury amalgam filling removal and systemic treatment with heavy metal chelators...”
...recommendation L-Taurine
“...Some arrhythmias may require IV administration.”
...recommendation Chelation Therapy
“The claim is made by doctors administering EDTA chelation therapy that cardiac arrhythmias frequently disappear when a sufficient number of treatments have been given...”
...recommendation TMG (Trimethylglycine)
“...In trials involving the administration of DMG at 125mg bid to over 400 cardiovascular patients, Dr. Pries reported major improvements in several areas including arrhythmias.  This dose is low, and a more rapid response may be possible at higher doses.”
...recommendation Remove Wisdom Teeth
“Dentists report that the removal of a dead wisdom tooth as well as infected bone in the area has on occasion caused an arrhythmia to disappear.”
...recommendation Test Copper Levels
“Copper depletion, sometimes seen when taking too much zinc, may contribute to arrhythmias.”
...recommendation against DHEA
“Ray Sahelian, MD has reported arrhythmias of different types in individuals using as little as 50mg DHEA or 25mg Pregnenolone...”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“Omega 3 fatty acids may reduce the incidence of arrhythmias during a heart attack...”
...recommendation Olive Leaf Extract
“European researchers have reported that olive leaf extract could increase blood flow in the coronary arteries and relieve arrhythmias.  There is some testimonial evidence in support of this claim.”
...recommendation Magnesium
“A magnesium deficiency can produce electrical changes in the heart muscle and thus lead to arrhythmia.  Magnesium is commonly given to patients with arrhythmias but is thought to drive potassium into cells, producing lower serum potassium if not enough potassium is available to maintain...”
...recommendation Potassium
“...Low potassium may cause muscle cramps or worsen an arrhythmia.  Since over-the-counter potassium supplements are limited to 99mg each (about 15 that in an average banana), dietary or prescription potassium may be necessary...”
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...the condition
“...Critical limb ischemia occurs when these problems progress to cause tissue death (gangrene), sometimes requiring amputation; Pre-gangrene of the lower limbs; Cardiac arrhythmias and congestive heart failure; Acute myocardial infarction (heart attack); Transient ischemic attack (TIA) or stroke; Premature renal failure; Damage to blood vessels, muscles, or body...”

Cardiac Ischemia

...the condition
“...Cardiac Ischemia a common cause of chest pain, shortness of breath, and cardiac arrhythmias in adults...”


...related topic
“A relatively rare chronic disease where the heart muscle is abnormally enlarged, thickened, and/or stiffened, unable to pump blood effectively, resulting in irregular heartbeats (arrhythmias) and possibly heart failure.”

Congestive Heart Failure

...recommendation Hawthorn Berry Extract
“...with stage II cardiac insufficiency, a standardized hawthorn extract containing 84mg of oligomeric procyanidins improved ejection fraction and resting pulse rate, and produced a reduction in cardiac arrhythmias.  Duration of the study was 24 weeks...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...the condition
“...Serious complications arising from a heart attack can include ... ongoing arrhythmias (irregular heart beats)...”
...relationship to EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 3 Requirement
“...An increased heart rate variability indicates healthier pulse regulation, and appears to significantly reduce the risk of arrhythmia and cardiac death.”
...recommendation Essential Fatty Acids
“...An increased heart rate variability indicates healthier pulse regulation, and appears to significantly reduce the risk of arrhythmia and cardiac death...”
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Diuretics a treatment
“...Side-effects include ... Arrhythmia (abnormal heart rhythm)...”

EFA (Essential Fatty Acid) Type 6 Requirement

...the condition
“...Below are some of the risks associated with an ongoing Omega-6 deficiency ... Heart arrhythmias...”

Effects of a Low Carbohydrate Diet

...the condition
“...A 2003 review of the safety of low carbohydrate diets reeled off an alarming list of potential problems: "Complications such as heart arrhythmias, cardiac contractile function impairment, sudden death, osteoporosis, kidney damage, increased cancer risk, impairment of physical activity and lipid [cholesterol] abnormalities can all be...”

Guillain-Barre Syndrome

...the condition
“...These functions may be disrupted, resulting in arrhythmia, unstable blood pressure, blurred or double vision, dizziness, fainting spells, inability to regulate the body temperature, difficulty breathing, reduced ability to control the function of...”

Hawthorn Berry Extract a treatment
“...It may eliminate some types of heart-rhythm disturbances (arrhythmias).  It may help limit the amount of cholesterol deposited on artery walls...”


...recommendation Dairy Products Avoidance
“...that taking calcium without magnesium is one of the worst things you can do if you have hyperthyroidism because this increases any magnesium deficiency and increases the heart rate and likelihood of arrhythmia.  This is one of the reasons why dairy products, which are high in calcium and low in magnesium, need to be restricted until magnesium levels are replenished.”


...the condition
“...Additional risk factors include ... irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia)...”

L-Taurine a treatment
“...Taurine specifically supports heart function with its antioxidant action, by preventing arrhythmias, reducing hypertension, reducing platelet stickiness and by improving cardiac contractility...”

Magnesium a treatment
“...Capable of preventing arrhythmias (heart beat irregularity), magnesium has been shown to cut platelet aggregation (blood stickiness) and avert spasm of the coronary arteries...”

Mitral Valve Prolapse

...recommendation Magnesium
“...A magnesium deficiency ... predisposes the patient to cardiac arrhythmias, thromboembolic phenomena, and dysregulation of the immune and autonomic nervous systems...”

Muscular Dystrophy

...the condition
“...Some types of MD involve the heart muscle, causing cardiomyopathy or arrhythmias...”

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)

...relationship to Arrhythmias/Dysrhythmias
“Sleep apnea can also result in cardiac arrhythmias.  Most often, the heart slows while the person stops breathing, and increases when the apneic episode ends...”

Olive Leaf Extract a treatment
“...Other European researchers validated that claim and also found it to increase blood flow in the coronary arteries, relieve arrhythmias and prevent intestinal muscle spasms...”

Shortness Of Breath

...the condition
“...lung disease; Pulmonary fibrosis (scarred or damaged lungs); Deconditioning due to lack of exercise; Sarcoidosis (abnormal collections of inflammatory cells in the body); TB (Tuberculosis); Arrhythmias (heart rhythm problems); Heart failure; Cardiomyopathy (chronic disease of the heart muscle); Anemia (an abnormally low level of red blood cells...”


...the condition
“...Possible complications include arrhythmias from heart inflammation (myocarditis); heart failure; encephalitis; pneumonia.”
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