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Year : 1995  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 7-13

Therapeutic uses of magnesium

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P C Sarma

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Magnesium has been used therapeutically to treat a large number of disease conditions from the early part of this century. The most clinically successful ones are arrhythmias due to digitalis toxicity and long QTsyndrome. In the recent years trials on acute myocardial infarction has been promising in reducing mortality, arrhythmias and LV dysfunction, especially among non- thrombolysed patients. Magnesium therapy is cheap, easy to administer with no serious side effects. This article reviews the current status of use of magnesium in various clinical conditions, its dose and side effects.


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