Arrhythmia

What are Cardiac Arrhythmias?

…may learn of a cardiac arrhythmia at a doctor’s office visit when it shows upon an electrocardiogram. How common are cardiac arrhythmias? Very common. Cardiac arrhythmias can affect both genders and all ages. About 20 percent or 25 percent of patients with cardiac arrhythmias are not in any danger.…

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Choosing the Best Form of Magnesium

…Chest pain * High blood pressure levels * Cardiac arrhythmias * Heart muscle disease * Hheart attack * Sudden cardiac death In fact, intravenous magnesium treatment has long been a mainstay for many cardiac emergency situations, from runaway arrhythmias and high blood pressure levels to acute heart attack—even…

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How to Relieve Holiday Stress for a Healthy Heart

…can tell you about “holiday heart syndrome” and its impact on heart health. This is our term for the increased incidence of heart attacks, arrhythmias (disordered beating of the heart), and high blood pressure that goes hand in hand with increased alcohol intake over the holidays. Alcohol also exerts…

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Is Your Cell Phone Causing Heart Problems?

…person developed atrial fibrillation. That was 1970. Then, in 2010 Canadian Magda Havas confirmed that 20% of healthy subjects developed cardiac arrhythmias when provoked by a cell phone base—some within seconds! Yet, when you purchase a cell or cordless phone, no one asks you if you have a device in…

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The Truth About the Benefits of Vitamins

…because they’re some of the best weapons we have to treat cardiac conditions like angina, congestive heart failure, high blood pressure and cardiac arrhythmias. In fact, I’ve seen the lab work for thousands of people documenting their nutrient deficiencies. As those deficiencies were corrected—with vitamins—I’ve…

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Recognizing a Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia

…Electromagnetic disturbances can also push those people vulnerable to low respiratory sinus arrhythmia to develop cardiac, arrhythmia, stroke and sudden cardiac death. Electro-sensitive adults and children report cardiac arrhythmias as one of many symptoms they experience with exposure to radio frequencies. People…

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Healthy Heart Nutrition with Dark Chocolate

…good with such habits. An additional caution is that dark chocolate can act as a trigger-food or stimulant for people with an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). And, if you're diabetic, you must factor in the blood sugar problems that any sweet can cause and decide if chocolate is safe for you. The dark…

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The Health Benefits of Drinking Coffee

…develop a dependence on caffeine while still benefiting from some of its favorable psychoactive and psychological effects. Yet, if you have a cardiac arrhythmia, hypertension, anxiety or panic disorder, or if you’re trying to conceive, you’re better off switching to caffeine-free products. Other Important…

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5 Top Heart Health Mistakes

…leading cause of blindness). The lethal chemicals in cigarettes (and marijuana) can precipitate coronary arterty spasm, as well life-threatening arrhythmias that all too often result in sudden cardiac death. If you smoke, do everything you can to stop smoking and preserve good heart health. Heart Health…

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Wi-Fi Radiation Prevention Tips

…developing, brain of a child to a much greater degree than it does an adult. We also have research that shows cell phone bases provoke cardiac arrhythmias. Plus, the studies continue to roll in. To make matters worse, school Wi-Fi systems are industrial-strength compared to what we have in our homes…

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The Heart Health Benefits of Watermelon

…beat, and possibly prevent strokes. * B vitamins: B1 and B6, important for energy production. * Magnesium: Works to lower blood pressure, assuage arrhythmia, and more. * Potassium: A cardinal mineral for the cardiovascular system. Loaded with such powerful antioxidants, watermelon does everything right…

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How Dangerous is Your Bathroom?

…creams can trigger asthma and other lung issues for those who are environmentally sensitive. Dr. Sinatra and I have even seen cases where a cardiac arrhythmia was provoked by a toxic agent. On a positive note, I like their solution of finding “green chemists” who will safeguard our products. As is pointed…

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Treat Heart Disease With a Heart Healthy Diet Plan

…foods that can heal your body. For instance, the omega 3 essential fatty acids—especially those found in squid and fish oils—assuage cardiac arrhythmia, lower blood pressure levels, reduce LDL cholesterol levels and even prevent plaque rupture. Garlic is a potent blood thinner and, like onions that…

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Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia and PACs

…node. First of all, we all have a "respiratory sinus arrhythmia," which is a bit of a misnomer when one considers that it is quite normal, and the word arrhythmia can conjure up the thought that things are out of synch. Respiratory Sinus Arrhythmia is Normal Luckily, the heart’s conduction system is…

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Cordless Phones: New Heart Risk Factor?

…medical condition for that matter—you’d be wise to look at your EMF exposure and consider eliminating, or at least reducing it, to see if your arrhythmia (or condition) might lessen or even disappear. If you are interested, you can read a bit of Dr. Havas’ formal paper on her Web site. If you like…

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This Year, Try a Resolution You Can Live With

…passively waiting for the next prescription from their doctors. One gentleman got up to the microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement.“I want to make plans for the next 30 years,” he said…

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On the Road With Dr. Sinatra

…newsletter every month keeps us abreast of the latest in cardiology. When Dr. Sinatra hears of a cutting edge way to prevent heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, diabetes, auto-immune disorders, or what have you, he tracks down the story. He sleuths it out and gets the details so he can bring it straight…

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Flax and Omega-3 Benefits for Blood Pressure

…a component of the omega-3 fatty acids found in fish oil and algae, is taken up by cardiac cells and can be used to calm the heart or decrease arrhythmia potential. This is probably why DHA, if taken regularly, helps prevent sudden cardiac death. DHA omega-3 benefits also assist in bringing down blood…

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For a Healthy Heart, Make a Resolution of Optimism

…the next prescription from their doctors. One gentleman got up to the microphone and said he was 86, had aortic dysfunction, shortness of breath, arrhythmia, and was somewhat hard of hearing. He had had a quadruple bypass and a knee replacement. "I want to make plans for the next 30 years," he said.…

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On the Road with Dr. Sinatra

…etc. They also wanted to inform people about the health hazards radio frequencies present to current and future generations, including: * cardiac arrhythmias, * disturbed heart rate variability, * insomnia, * learning disabilities, * prematurity, and * sterility. They also made sure to include safe solutions…

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Grounding is Good for Pets, Too

…stories about experiences with grounding have been pouring in from readers. They describe improved sleep, reduced pain and inflammation, fewer arrhythmias and a host of other improvements. But this one was a first: Grounding for pets! One of my Facebook fans posted about this on my wall. “Hey Dr.…

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Could a Power Outage Actually Be Good For Your Health?

…been enormous, and my heart goes out to all of you as you move forward to rebuild your lives. Now it’s your turn: Have any of you with cardiac arrhythmias, or high blood pressure, felt a difference when the power is out? You May Also Be Interested In: * Could Your Home Be Giving You High Blood Pressure?…

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New Study Shows Heart Benefits of L-Carnitine

…trials and concluded that benefits of L-carnitine supplementation include reductions in all causes of mortality, angina symptoms and ventricular arrhythmias following a heart attack. The study acknowledged L-carnitine’s ability to stabilize heart cell membranes and improve compromised cellular energy…

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Common Side Effects of Beta Blockers

…help prevent damage to the heart when oxygen flow is reduced. Research shows that taking beta blockers following a heart attack protects against arrhythmias that can develop as a result of scar tissue in the heart muscle, and thus reduces risk of subsequent cardiac events and sudden cardiac death. Most…

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Measuring the Heart Rate-Brain Connection

…member, I watched as emotions definitely affect cardio-dynamics. And I observed, while measuring heart rates, as emotions even affected cardiac arrhythmias. Measuring Heart Rate, Emotions Luckily, more recent scientific investigation into the relationship between the autonomic nervous system and mortality…

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The Health Perks of Yoga & An Invite to Kripalu 2013

…discharges the stress hormones that can make us sick. Over the years I’ve seen yoga help numerous patients with their cardiovascular health, arrhythmias, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, lower back problems, arthritis, and even digestion. Yoga also connects with your body’s energy systems…

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The Truth About Fish Oil and Other Natural Omega-3 Supplements

…They also noted that studies have found that omega-3s can help to lower triglycerides, reduce platelet clumping, lower blood pressure and prevent arrhythmias. The News Overlooks Important Details of This Study on Omega-3 Benefits There are factors of this study that the news has not reported on: * The…

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Are You a Candidate for EECP Therapy?

…Nonetheless, there are relative contraindications to the procedure and cases where EECP therapy cannot be employed. * Ventricular aneurysm * Uncontrolled arrhythmias, particularly atrial fibrillation or multiple premature ventricular ectopic beats * Uncontrolled high blood pressure levels * Coumadin or other anticoagulation…

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Are Smartphone Apps for Our Heart a Smart Idea?

…if Wi-Fi exposure can provoke the heart. So far, we have evidence that the radiation frequencies (RF) from cordless phones can provoke cardiac arrhythmias and even represent a new risk factor in cardiology. Here Are My Caveats About These Smartphone Apps * Use them, and other apps you have such as games—only…

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