Physiological and pathophysiological role of magnesium in the cardiovascular system: implications in hypertension.

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Attention is growing for a potential role of magnesium in the pathoetiology of cardiovascular disease. Magnesium modulates mechanical, electrical and structural functions of cardiac and vascular cells, and small changes in extracellular magnesium levels and/or intracellular free magnesium concentration may have significant effects on cardiac excitability… (More)

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