Three-day magnesium administration prevents atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.

@article{Kohno2005ThreedayMA,
  title={Three-day magnesium administration prevents atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting.},
  author={Hiroki Kohno and Toshiya Koyanagi and Hitoshi Kasegawa and Masaru Miyazaki},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2005},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={117-26}
}
BACKGROUND The efficacy of magnesium administration in preventing the occurrence of atrial fibrillation after coronary artery bypass grafting surgery remains controversial. Optimal dose and timing of the administration also await clarification. The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of 3-day postoperative infusion of magnesium on postoperative atrial fibrillation and to find factors that can influence the efficacy of this treatment. METHODS After institutional review board… CONTINUE READING