How magnesium levels affect cardiac health

A brief guide on the use of chronic magnesium therapy in the prevention of cardiovascular disease

Magnesium is frequently prescribed in the hospital setting and is a commonly recommended supplement in many healthcare practices.

This review will look at the use of magnesium in the acute cardiac care setting, the use of chronic magnesium therapy in the prevention of cardiovascular disease and the possible formulations to use.

Background
In 1935, Zwillinger reported that administration of magnesium restored sinus rhythm in patients with digitalis-induced tachyarrhythmias, and this event has been the catalyst for the use of magnesium in acute care cardiology

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