Magnesium: the forgotten electrolyte.

  title={Magnesium: the forgotten electrolyte.},
  author={Wilma de Araujo Gonzalez and Pablo I. Altieri and Silo Alvarado and H{\'e}ctor L. Banchs and Nelson Escobales and Maria J Crespo and William de Castro Borges},
  journal={Boletin de la Asociacion Medica de Puerto Rico},
  volume={105 3},
UNLABELLED Magnesium (Mg++), Potassium (K+) and Calcium (CA++) are important electrolytes in keeping a stable electrical status. The purpose of this study was to measure them in critically ill patients. METHODS We evaluated the electrolytes in 28 consecutive patients. Eighteen were females and 10 males with mean age of 62 +/- 5 years. RESULTS The admission diagnosis in 95% of the cases was congestive heart failure. Sixty-four percent of the patients had subnormal values of Mg++, 53… CONTINUE READING