While some factors that influence the development of an arrhythmia can't be controlled (like your genes), others can. Many arrhythmias arise because of some form of heart disease. For example, atherosclerosis—when arteries become clogged with fatty deposits—can lead to bradycardia or tachycardia. So the same guidelines that apply to preventing heart disease also apply to preventing arrhythmias. Those include:
In addition to general guidelines for preventing heart disease, there are other factors that specifically influence arrhythmias.
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