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fish oil capsulesArrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Joe Graedon - October 3, 2019
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Does Your Medicine Mess With Your Heart Rhythm?

Has your heart ever skipped a beat? Most people have had PVCs (preventricular contractions). No worries! But some heart rhythm changes can be lethal.

Joe Graedon - September 5, 2018

The Dangers of Diclofenac and Other NSAID Pain Relievers

Joe Graedon - May 21, 2018

What Can You Do If Ibuprofen Triggers Atrial Fibrillation?

Terry Graedon - April 19, 2018

Will Nuts Protect You from Afib?

Joe Graedon - January 1, 2018

Beware Amiodarone Side Effects and Interactions

Joe Graedon - December 12, 2016

Amiodarone Side Effects Can Be Life Threatening

pieces of black licorice candy
Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Joe Graedon - September 26, 2016

Prescription for Licorice Pills Was Almost Lethal

We love licorice. High-quality natural licorice candy is wonderful. But too much licorice, whether as candy or in pills, can be dangerous in not deadly.

Man grabs at his heart during a heart attack
Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Joe Graedon - January 29, 2015

Smart Phone Diagnosed Heart Rhythm Change

A patient using AliveCor with his smart phone permitted his doctor to diagnose and treat a dangerous heart rhythm abnormality.

ECG of A-Fib, atrial fibrillation
Gravestones in a ruined church graveyard
Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Joe Graedon - May 30, 2013

Could Your Pain Killer Be Killing You?

An NSAID pain killer such as celecoxib, diclofenac or ibuprofen could put you at risk for heart failure, stroke or a heart attack.

Gravestones in a ruined church graveyard
Arrhythmia (irregular heart rhythm)Terry Graedon - August 29, 2011

Painkiller Warning Presents Dilemma

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause irregular heart rhythms such as atrial fibrillation. Other drugs also have side effects. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause