In their research, they found that taurine and L-arginine were often deficient in individuals suffering from these conditions. Taurine regulates levels of potassium, sodium, and calcium in the blood and tissues, excitability of the myocardium, and protects against free radical damage. L-arginine is a nitric oxide precursor and has an ability to restore normal sinus rhythm. Normal body production of these nutrients declines with age so if you're not getting the required amounts in your diet you may be deficient.
Researchers found that supplementation of 10 to 20 grams of taurine reduced PAC by 50% and prevented all PVC. For those with arrhythmias that didn't respond, an additional 4 to 6 grams of L-arginine was added and resulted in normal cardiac rhythm in those with the remaining PAC and sinus pauses. With continued treatment this normal cardiac rhythm was also maintained.
The first preliminary study also found that niacin deficiency can result in single atrial fibrilations and that supplementation twice a day of 500mg of niacin totally stopped the fibrillation. Here's a link to the preliminary study. Want more information? Read the new and improved full study here.
Here's a link to check out foods high in taurine, L-arginine, and niacin:
Niacin (B3) http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000110000000000000000.html
You don't have to rely on prescription pills or even surgery to treat heart arrythmias! Many of these prescription medications have harmful side effects and can cause further health risks when used long term. Look into alternative and natural solutions for treatment. Many natural health care offices are able to order the tests necessary to determine if you're deficient in these essential nutrients.