Category Archives: Heart Health: Supraventricular Tachycardia

Patients with abnormally fast heart rhythms to benefit from modification of treatment






A simple, safe and cost-free modification to a physical technique used to treat patients in the emergency department with an abnormally fast heart rhythm could improve its effectiveness by more than a quarter, according to a study published in The … Continue reading






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Elite athletes often have more arrhythmias






Risk of arrhythmias in 52 755 long-distance cross-country skiers: a cohort study; Kasper Andersen 1,*, Bahman Farahmand 2,3, Anders Ahlbom 2, Claes Held 1, Sverker Ljunghall 1, Karl Michaëlsson 4 and Johan Sundström 1; Author Affiliations: 1 Department of Medical … Continue reading






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In heart patients, alcohol may trigger serious palpitations






Newswise — The term “holiday heart syndrome” was coined in a 1978 study to describe patients with atrial fibrillation who experienced a common and potentially dangerous form of heart palpitation after excessive drinking, which can be common during the winter … Continue reading






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Low magnesium levels linked to long-time GERD drug use: FDA






The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that prescription proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs may cause low serum magnesium levels (hypomagnesemia) if taken for prolonged periods of time (in most cases, longer than one year). In … Continue reading






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