Magnesium administration and dysrhythmias after cardiac surgery. A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial.

@article{England1992MagnesiumAA,
  title={Magnesium administration and dysrhythmias after cardiac surgery. A placebo-controlled, double-blind, randomized trial.},
  author={Michael R. England and Gilad Gordon and Moza Salem and B Chernow},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1992},
  volume={268 17},
  pages={2395-402}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether magnesium administration is effective in reducing postoperative morbidity and mortality after cardiac surgery. DESIGN Randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. SETTING A tertiary acute-care 500-bed university teaching hospital. PATIENTS Over a 6-month period, 100 patients electively scheduled for cardiac surgery involving cardiopulmonary bypass were studied. INTERVENTIONS Fifty patients were randomized to receive an intravenous infusion of… CONTINUE READING

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