Tried a search & couldn't potassium & heart

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   Posted 2/5/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Can someone remind me....were people finding low potassium as a cause for heart issues?  I seem to remember something about it from a long time poster, but could not find it.  I am having that heart racing/feel it in my chest feeling the last few days.  My heart rate hasn't changed, I just have that feeling.  I am wondering if I am low on potassium even though I have been "double dosing" potatoes lately.
Some of it could be stress, but I don't get the racy feeling with stress.  And no panicking here...I don't think it is bad anough for a doc visit.  just trying to find the old posts.
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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I am pretty sure you are correct about that. My uncle who is a heart dr. had me cut up a banana in a bowl, and then pour oj over it, and add a little sugar. I enjoyed that when my potassium was low.... but then again you have to be able to tolerate those foods....

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   Posted 2/5/2008 2:34 PM (GMT -6)   
I eat a banana everyday so my potassium does not drop.
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   Posted 2/5/2008 6:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Do a search for hypokalemia. Hypokalemia is the medical term for loe potassium. To get you started:
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   Posted 2/5/2008 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I seem to remember that having too low potassium is nearly as bad as having too much of it. And, I think the symptoms are similar. You might want to have it checked.
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