ATRIAL FIBRILLATION HEART SPECIALIST GOTT ARTHRITIS ASTHMA CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE CARDIOLOGIST LITTLE ENERGY PREDNISONE HEALTH_MEDICAL_PHARMA NEW YORK NEW YORK STROKE INFLAMMATORY CONDITIONS PNEUMONIA HEADACHE GLAUCOMA SEVERE BRONCHITIS MUSCLE WEAKNESS HEART ATTACK
Magnesium is essential to heart health. Studies suggest a possible association between a modestly lower risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) in men and increased magnesium intake. In one study of women, higher dietary intake of magnesium was associated with a lower risk of sudden cardiac death. Magnesium helps maintain a normal heart rhythm and doctors sometimes administer it intravenously (IV) in the hospital to reduce the chance of atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat). People with congestive heart failure (CHF) are often at risk for developing cardiac arrhythmia. For this reason, doctors may decide that magnesium should be a part of the treatment of CHF. One well-designed study found that taking magnesium orotate for a year reduced symptoms and improved survival rates in people with CHF when compared to placebo. Magnesium and calcium work together at very precise ratios to ensure your heart functions properly. Talk to your doctor before taking magnesium supplements if you have a history of cardiac issues.