Arrhythmia Chapter 7
A number of factors may increase your risk of developing an arrhythmia, some of which you can control, and some of which you can't:
- Genetics (being born with a heart abnormality)
- Heart disease
- High blood pressure
- Sleep apnea
- Some over-the-counter drugs, such as cold medicines containing pseudoephedrine
- Certain prescription drugs, including amphetamines
- Excessive use of alcohol
- Overconsumption of caffeine, found in coffee, tea, colas and other soft drinks. Caffeine is also found in guarana, frequently an ingredient in energy drinks.
- Use of ephedra and ephedrine, dietary supplements related to adrenaline
- Use of creatine, a dietary supplement
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