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How can eating the right foods help with treating supraventricular tachycardia?

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A well-balanced diet with whole grains, fruits, vegetables, and lean protein is always smart. With SVT, you might need to be even more careful about what you eat, especially if you're overweight or have other heart conditions.

Ask your doctor how many calories you should get each day to stay at your current weight or drop some pounds. You put an extra strain on your heart if you’re too heavy.

Certain foods might trigger SVT while others are full of minerals that help keep your heart in rhythm. Put potassium and magnesium on your list.

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Heart Arrhythmias and Exercise;" "Supraventricular Tachycardia;" and "Your Responsibilities."

American Heart Association: "Potassium and High Blood Pressure;" "Prevention and Treatment of Arrhythmia;" and "Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Magnesium."

Stanford Health Care: "Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)."

Wood, KA. , December 2007. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

SOURCES:

American College of Cardiology: "Heart Arrhythmias and Exercise;" "Supraventricular Tachycardia;" and "Your Responsibilities."

American Heart Association: "Potassium and High Blood Pressure;" "Prevention and Treatment of Arrhythmia;" and "Tachycardia: Fast Heart Rate."

Mount Sinai Hospital: "Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia."

NIH Office of Dietary Supplements: "Magnesium."

Stanford Health Care: "Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)."

Wood, KA. , December 2007. European Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 02, 2018

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