Certain substances can contribute to an abnormal/irregular heartbeat,including:
If you're being treated for arrhythmia and use any of these substances, be sure to discuss this with your doctor.
Just having certain arrhythmias increases your risk of heart attack, cardiac arrest and stroke. Work with your healthcare team and follow their instructions to control other risk factors:
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Taking medicine may be new to you, and there may be a lot to remember. For example,why are you taking it? What time should you take it?How often do you take it, and how many pills do you take? It’s very important to take medicine the right way — just as your doctor tells you.If you don’t follow your doctor’s directions,what could happen? First of all, if medicine isn’t taken the right way, it may not work. It could also cause side effects that may be mild — or very harmful. Without knowing it,you could counteract one medicine by taking it with another. Not taken properly, medicine can also make you feel sick or dizzy.
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