Category Archives: Heart Health

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Magnesium Supplements and Heart Health

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE – TORONTO, CANADA. Magnesium is effective in prolonging the atrial and atrioventricular nodal refractory periods. As afib cannot be initiated during refractory periods, this is clearly a good thing and may explain why many afibbers have experienced substantial benefit from magnesium supplementation. Unfortunately, several studies have shown that [...]

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Magnesium Helps Control Afib

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE Canadian researchers have done a meta-analysis of studies dealing with the benefits of intravenous administration of magnesium in the acute treatment of atrial fibrillation. They found that effective rate control (reduction in heart rate to below 100 bpm) and/or conversion to normal sinus rhythm was achieved in 84% of [...]

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Magnesium and Cardiovascular Disease

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. The health of the lining (endothelium) of the blood vessels is crucial to cardiovascular health. There is considerable evidence that a dysfunction of the endothelium can lead to atherosclerosis and subsequent coronary artery disease (CAD). Researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center now report that oral magnesium [...]

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Magnesium and Heart Surgery in Children

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA. Administration of magnesium has been shown to reduce the incidence of heart surgery related arrhythmias in adults. It has also been observed that the magnesium level in the right atrial tissue is lower in adult patients with postoperative cardiac arrhythmias compared to patients without arrhythmias after [...]

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Lack of Magnesium and Heart Disease

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE ATLANTA, GEORGIA. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have just released the results of a study which shows a clear association between low blood serum levels of magnesium and the risk of dying from heart disease and other causes. The study involved 12,000 participants who were [...]

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Magnesium Supplements Helps Heart Patients

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA. Clinical trials have shown that a magnesium injection can reduce the risk of dying during a heart attack. Whether orally administered magnesium is of benefit to heart patients is unclear. Now researchers at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center report that daily oral magnesium supplementation may help prevent [...]

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Magnesium Combats Mitral Valve Prolapse Syndrome

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE WARSAW, POLAND. Mitral valve prolapse syndrome (MVP) is a fairly frequent disorder and is particularly prevalent among women of childbearing age. It usually manifests itself through symptoms such as chest pain, palpitations, anxiety, headaches, and a low level of vital energy. It can be clinically confirmed through an echocardiogram. [...]

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Magnesium in Drinking Water Prevents Heart Attacks

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN. Previous studies have shown that there is a significant correlation between mortality from cardiovascular disease and drinking water hardness. Now Swedish researchers report that men who live in areas where the drinking water has a high content of magnesium are much less likely to suffer a heart [...]

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Magnesium Prevents Death From Heart Attack

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE LEICESTER, ENGLAND. Medical doctors at the Leicester Royal Infirmary report that the previously found reduction in mortality among heart attack patients injected with magnesium sulfate is long term in nature. The doctors’ original study involved 2316 randomly selected heart attack victims. Half of the patients were given 8 mmol [...]

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Magnesium Helps Patients with Heart Failure

By Hans R. Larsen MSc ChE CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA. Researchers at the University of North Carolina have found that magnesium injections lower the frequency and severity of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with heart failure. Twenty-one men and nine women aged 49 +9.6 years participated in the double-blind, placebo- controlled crossover experiment. The active treatment [...]

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