For irregular Heartbeat sufferers
Every year, tens of thousands of patients are diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse, atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat).
A diagnosis of “mitral valve prolapse” or some other “leaky heart valve” is enough to scare anyone, and might send emotional shock waves to the heart. The heart is largely neuronal tissue (think brain tissue) and is largely dependent on “electrical currency.” In other words, the heart is an energy dependent organ that requires sustenance to drive it. Surgeries for such conditions are largely unnecessary when appropriate nutrients the heart needs are satisfied. If this seems difficult to believe, it has been well documented in the medical literature for some time.
Why is Magnesium So Important?
Magnesium keeps the heart relaxed during times of stress. While both calcium and magnesium are involved in each heart beat, seven out of ten people have low levels of magnesium. Calcium signals the heart to contract and magnesium signals the heart to relax.
Unfortunately, most soil is very low in magnesium, as well as the food we eat. This translates into insufficient magnesium to cope with stress, including both the mind and the heart. Do note that magnesium salts may decrease the absorption of other drugs taken at the same time such as digoxin, tetracycline, iron and phenytoin. People with kidney problems and some heart diseases should not take large doses of magnesium.
Therapy for Mitral Valve Prolapse
My personal favorite single treatment for irregular heartbeat is a special form of magnesium, called magnesium orotate. Russian researchers followed 31 patients for 15 years who were diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse (MVP). They were given a regular use of magnesium salt of orotic acid (magnesium orotate) at 1,500 milligrams per day for 3 months, twice a year. Multiple diagnostic procedures were performed at each interval, revealing the changes of this simple nutrient therapy. Of note, there was a significant reduction in the average and maximal heart rate, number of episodes of tachycardia, duration of QTc intervals, incidence of paroxysmal supraventricular and ventricular extrasystoles. Moreover, a statistically significant lowering of maximal systolic and diastolic arterial pressure.
Furthermore, analysis showed absolute normalization of these parameters in all studied patients. The study authors concluded that the regular use of magnesium orotate was associated with significant elevation of quality of life of patients with mitral valve prolapse.
. Kardiologiia. 2005;45(3):76-81.