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Eating healthily but suffering from irregular heart beat (arrhythmia)? The answer could be the fish in your diet—they are getting contaminated from oil spills, and the oil has a pollutant that can affect heart health.
Having a heart rate that is naturally abnormally slow won’t cause heart disease—but taking drugs that lower the rate might. The drugs, including beta blockers and calcium channel blockers, can lead to cardiovascular heart disease and premature death, new research has found.
You know the feeling: you drink a strong cup of coffee and your heart starts beating faster. Except, it doesn’t, say researchers; coffee, tea and chocolate don’t affect our heart rhythm, and, in fact, may be good for our heart.
Doctors are being told not to prescribe Multaq to patients with permanent AF, but a key question is whether and how the results of the PALLAS apply to patients taking Multaq for the approved indications (non-permanent or paroxysmal AF)