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  • Vitamins and Minerals

    Does anyone know if Calcium in large amounts is good for the heart? I have heard that it is. Also does it pose a problem with Atenolol?


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    Hi,

    What do you mean by large amounts?

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      I know of no direct connection, I will check around and let you know.

      Lisa
      Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
      YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

      Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
      lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
      Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
      Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
      Currently not obstructed
      Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)

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        Re: Vitamins and Minerals

        Calcium is necessary for proper heart function --however, it is very, very important for it to be balanced with magnesium and potassium. Large doses of any one of these will throw your system out of whack. Talk to a nutritionist and your doctor about getting a baseline taken to see if you are deficient in any of these before you start taking them. Then you can calculate a safe dose of all three.

        I don't know of any interaction per se with beta-blockers, just that anything that increases heart function should help your beta-blocker help you.

        take care,

        S

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