Reduction in the Frequency of Arrhythmic Episodes in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Arrhythmia with a Vitamin/Essential Nutrient Program
This study involved 131 patients suffering from abnormal heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation) and was conducted by the Dr. Rath Research Institute in cooperation with cardiology centers in Europe. The study investigated the question whether a combination of certain micronutrients is able to reduce the frequency of episodic arrhythmias. One group of patients received a micronutrient combination, including carnitine, coenzyme Q10, lysine, vitamin C, B vitamins and other micronutrients. The second group was given placebos. After 6 months, it was found that the incidence of cardiac arrhythmias was reduced by half in patients who received micronutrients, as compared to the placebo group. 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.
A. Niedzwiecki, T. Kalinovsky, M.Rath. Reduction in the Frequency of Arrhythmic Episodes in Patients with Paroxysmal Atrial Arrhythmia with a Vitamin/Essential NutrientProgram. Journal of the American Neutraceutical Association 2005, 8(3): 19-25