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Statin raises my heart rate so I use Niacin
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WhoFNcares posted:
Statin raises my heart rate so I use Niacin, anyone else have a similar issue?
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iride6606 responded:
Your question prompted me to pull out a paper I was familiar with that actually explained how statins were being tested for their ability to protect against rhythm issues. From the summary;


most clinical evidence from all these studies supports a potential protective role of statins against arrhythmia development. Additionally, clinical data suggest that these antiarrhythmic properties of statins may, at least in part, account for the statin-induced decrease in cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.


Also, direct mechanisms were proposed to explain this effect, such as a statin-induced regulation of the autonomic tone as well as a modulation of repolarization disturbances.


Interesting question, I can post the link of you like.
 
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bobby75703 responded:
Niacin also has the potential to raise heart rate. Look at the literature. It happened to me. Thought my heart was going to jump out of my chest.
 
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litalee replied to bobby75703's response:
they started me on Atrovastatin I also thought my heart was beating very fast, and there seemed to be a 10 pound weight on my chest. I only took it three days before i said no way. before that I had NEVER experienced heart burn but i found out what it was, I thought I was having a heart attack, and I have had heartburn that no antacid has been able to alleviate many times since. I am now trying niacin-no flush. so far no side effects. I would much rather take a holistic approach, I feel like doctors want to medicate the symptom instead of fix the problem.


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