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Magnesium. 1986;5(2):95-100.

Magnesium status in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a pilot study.


The magnesium retention test (MRT) was used together with muscle quadriceps lateralis biopsy in a pilot study of 5 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and 6 healthy control persons. Included were men aged 35-65 years with no prior medication and/or diseases. The magnesium retention was 42% in the infarction group and 22% in the control group (p less than 0.01). A lower muscle content of magnesium in the AMI group confirms the MRT and indicates a magnesium deficiency. The bleeding time after the magnesium load was prolonged.

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