The efficacy of supplemental magnesium in reducing atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Hazelrigg2004TheEO,
  title={The efficacy of supplemental magnesium in reducing atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Stephen R. Hazelrigg and Theresa M. Boley and Ibrahim Bulent Cetindag and Kreigh P. Moulton and Gary L. Trammell and Joan E. Polancic and Tilitha Shawgo and Jacquelyn A Quin and S Verhulst},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={77 3},
  pages={
          824-30
        }
}
BACKGROUND Atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass is reported from 17% to 53%. Hypomagnesemia after this surgery is considered a contributing factor. METHODS Two hundred-two coronary bypass patients were randomized to magnesium (n = 105) or placebo (n = 97). The experimental group received 80-mg magnesium sulfate per kilogram ideal weight in 100 mL dextrose 5% water 30 minutes preoperatively. Postoperatively, patients received 8-mg magnesium sulfate per kilogram ideal weight… CONTINUE READING

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