HF: Magnesium (2007)
For the patient with heart failure, does correcting magnesium deficiencies provide beneficial outcomes?
Research suggests that magnesium supplementation in patients with heart failure may reduce ventricular ectopic beats, couplets, episodes of non-specific ventricular tachycardia or premature ventricular contractions.
- Grade I means there is Good/Strong evidence supporting the statement;
- Grade II is Fair;
- Grade III is Limited/Weak;
- Grade IV is Expert Opinion Only;
- Grade V is Not Assignable.
Evidence Summary: Magnesium supplementation and outcomes
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- Ceremuzynski L, Gebalska J, Wolk R, Makowska E. Hypomagnesemia in heart failure with ventricular arrhythmias. Beneficial effects of magnesium supplementation. Journal of Internal Medicine, 2000; 247: 78-86.
- Sueta CA, Clarke SW, Dunlap SO, Jensen L, Blauwet MB, Koch G, Patterson JH, Adams KF. Effect of acute magnesium administration on the frequency of ventricular arrhythmias in patients with heart failure. Circulation, 1994; 89: 660-666.
Search Plan and Results: Magnesium and Heart Failure 2005