Magnesium and cardiac arrhythmias
This study examined the effectiveness of a magnesium therapy against severe cardiac arrhythmias in patients with low and normal magnesium levels. In the study, 10-15 ml of 20% magnesium sulfate were administered in 1 min and 500 ml of 2% magnesium sulfate in 5 hours. With this therapy, an increased heart rate (tachycardia) and atrial arrhythmias were brought under control by natural means. Further details can be found in the study.
An irregular heartbeat or “arrhythmia” is an abnormal heart rhythm, caused by problems with the heart's electrical conduction system. Arrhythmia occurs when the heart beats too fast (tachycardia), too slow (bradycardia) or with a skipping rhythm. Arrhythmias can be caused by a heart attack or other (organic) damage to the heart muscle. The most frequent cause of arrhythmia, however, is a chronic deficiency of micronutrients in the billions of heart muscle cells. If this deficiency comprises the specialized “electrical” heart muscle cells that either generate (e.g. sinus node) or conduct the electrical impulse for the heartbeat, they no longer function properly and arrhythmia occurs.
Iseri LT. Magnesium and cardiac arrhythmias. Magnesium [1986, 5(3-4):111-126]