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Heart trouble from Vitamin D deficiency?

Can you please explain the danger of Vitamin D deficiency on the heart?

Found I was Vit D deficient (16) over a year ago after reciting same 5 symptoms to 7 physicians.  Then my doctor (rheumatologist) told me to watch a video by Dr. Michael Holick at vitamindhealth.org and read the NEJM articles there.  Dr. Holick identified the test now used to diagnose Vit D deficiency 30 years ago, according to the info from my doctor.  My doctor said that w/o adequate Vit D, my calcium was lot (checked ionized calcium I think).  He said serum calcium would appear normal or elevated because it was leached from bones.  

Q:  Could Vit D deficiency have been the cause of the symptoms I started having such as chest pain, erratic heart beat, very low BP at the time?  

I am confused now about how much calcium to take along with my Vit D supplement.  (I also try to sit outdoors a couple of times per week for 10 min.)  I think he said to take calcium citrate, not carbonate, is that right?  

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