Does the prophylactic administration of magnesium sulphate to patients undergoing thoracotomy prevent postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias? A randomized controlled trial.

@article{Saran2011DoesTP,
  title={Does the prophylactic administration of magnesium sulphate to patients undergoing thoracotomy prevent postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias? A randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Trishla Saran and Gavin D Perkins and Muhammad Ahsan Javed and Vamseedhar Annam and L. Leong and Fang Gao and Roger Stedman},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  year={2011},
  volume={106 6},
  pages={785-91}
}
BACKGROUND Supraventricular arrhythmias (SVA) are common after thoracic surgery and are associated with increased morbidity and mortality. This prospective, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial examined the effects of perioperative magnesium on the development of postoperative SVA. METHODS Two hundred patients undergoing thoracotomy for lobectomy, bi-lobectomy, pneumonectomy, or oesophagectomy were recruited and randomly allocated into two groups. The treatment group received… CONTINUE READING

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