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Review: magnesium prophylaxis after cardiac surgery reduces the risk of arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation

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Q Does magnesium prophylaxis after cardiac surgery reduce the risk of arrhythmia?


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Medline (1966 to June 2003), EMBASE/Excerpta Medica (1980 to June 2003), Cochrane Controlled Trials Register (Issue 3, 2003), and hand searches of references of reports and reviews.

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randomised controlled trials (RCTs) in any language that compared a single, fixed dose of prophylactic magnesium (intravenous, central, or intracoronary administration) with control (placebo or routine care) after cardiac surgery. 2 independent reviewers assessed the methodological quality of individual trials using the 5 point Jadad scale.

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atrial fibrillation (AF), supraventricular arrhythmia (SA) and ventricular arrhythmia (VA), serum magnesium concentration …

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  • For correspondence: Dr T Shiga, Department of Anesthesia, Chiba Hokusoh Hospital, Nippon Medical School, Chiba, Japan.;

  • Source of funding: no external funding