Successful uses of magnesium sulfate for torsades de pointes in children with long QT syndrome

@article{Hoshino2006SuccessfulUO,
  title={Successful uses of magnesium sulfate for torsades de pointes in children with long QT syndrome},
  author={Kenji Hoshino and Kiyoshi Ogawa and Takashi Hishitani and Takeshi Isobe and Yoshikatsu Etoh},
  journal={Pediatrics International},
  year={2006},
  volume={48}
}
Background: Administration of magnesium sulfate (MgSO4) is an effective and safe treatment for torsades de pointes (TdP) associated with acquired long QT syndrome (LQTS) in adults. As for children, there are few reports focusing on it. The authors discuss the efficacy of MgSO4 for TdP in children with congenital and acquired LQTS. The authors also discuss the optimal administration dosage and serum magnesium (SMg) concentration during MgSO4 therapy. 
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