Parenteral magnesium sulfate versus amiodarone in the therapy of atrial tachyarrhythmias: a prospective, randomized study.

@article{Moran1995ParenteralMS,
  title={Parenteral magnesium sulfate versus amiodarone in the therapy of atrial tachyarrhythmias: a prospective, randomized study.},
  author={John L Moran and Joan S. Gallagher and Sandra L. Peake and Dr. Kent N. Cunningham and M Salagaras and Phillip Leppard},
  journal={Critical care medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={23 11},
  pages={
          1816-24
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To compare the efficacy of parenteral magnesium sulfate vs. amiodarone in the therapy of atrial tachyarrhythmias in critically ill patients. DESIGN Prospective, randomized study. SETTING Multidisciplinary intensive care unit (ICU) at a university teaching hospital. PATIENTS Forty-two patients, 21 medical and 21 surgical, of mean (SD) age 67 +/- 15 yrs and mean Acute Physiology and Chronic Health Evaluation II score of 22 +/- 6, with atrial tachyarrhythmias (ventricular response… CONTINUE READING
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