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Rev Port Cardiol. 1990 Mar;9(3):205-10.

[Effect of intravenous administration of SO4Mg in the acute phase of myocardial infarct].

[Article in Portuguese]

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Serviço de Cardiologia do Hospital de Vila Franca de Xira, Portugal.


Fifty four patients (p) with acute myocardial infarction (40M; 14F) were entered into a prospective study where they received either intravenous magnesium sulphate (group A-27 p) or placebo (group B-27 p). The incidence of arrhythmias necessitating treatment was greater in group B (37%) than in group A (15%). Mortality was 18.5% in group B and 3.7% in group A. These results suggest that magnesium sulphate administration reduces the incidence of arrhythmias and death after acute myocardial infarction.

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