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How to treat Arrhythmia

Abnormal heart rhythms is known as arrhythmias, which can be serious if the irregularities in heart beat or the unusual fast or slow beat rate continues over a long period of time. If the heart beats faster than normal it is known as tachycardia and if its slow than normal it is known as bradycardia. In this article let us see the various causes, symptoms and treatment for arrhythmia.

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  • The cause for arrhythmias is totally uncertain in many cases, but in certain case it is found that arrhythmias may be due to coronary disease, heart valve defect or an infection of heart.
  • Various other causes are due to drugs, thyroid and kidney diseases and improper amounts of potassium and magnesium in our body.
  • High intake of caffeine, alcohol, heavy smoking, stress, anxiety and panic can lead to arrhythmias.


  • Palpitations of heart.
  • Fatigue.
  • Chest pain, fluttering in chest or neck.
  • Faintness.
  • Most often there are no exact specific symptoms for arrhythmias; a doctor may find it on a routine examination of your body.


  • Magnesium – 400mg twice a day. Be careful taking magnesium if you have kidney problem.
  • Hawthorn – 100-150mg 3 times a day. Standardised to contain at least 1-3% flavonoids.
  • Coenzyme Q10 – 50mg twice a day with food. Capsules may be more effective than tablets.
  • Fish oils – 1000mg 3 times a day with food. Take only if you don’t eat fish at least 3 times a week.
  • Cactus grandiflorus – 25 drops tincture 3 times a day. It is known as night-blooming cereus; may cause diarrhoea.
  • Manganese – 20mg every morning. Often included in multi-vitamin and mineral formulas.
  • Amino acids – 1500mg L-taurine twice a day; 500mg L-carnitine 3 times a day. For long-term use, try a mixed amino acid complex.
  • Astragalus – 400mg twice a day or 3 cups of tea a day. Supplying 0.5% glucosides and 70% polysaccharides.


  • Surgery is only done as a last resort if medications and non-surgical procedures fail.
  • Angioplasty is done to widen or remove the obstruction in blood vessel. Angioplasties are safer than bypass surgeries.
  • Open heart surgery is done but only in extreme cases. Coronary bypass surgery is done for creating a new alternative pathway for blood flow.


  • Quit smoking.
  • Reduce usage of caffeine.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Try to reduce stress.


Various researches have given results that patients suffering from frequent arrhythmias reduced their likelihood of abnormal heart rhythms after just two to three weeks when their intake of potassium and magnesium were increased.

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