Magnesium and Pediatric Heart Surgery
This study was terminated early because of the damaging events occurring when magnesium was NOT used. This simple and very safe approach to heart health should be in every patient’s medicine cabinet.
Am Heart J 139(3):522-528, 2000 Although this study was originally targeted to include 100 patients, the protocol was terminated because of the unacceptable incidence of hemodynamically significant junctional ectopic tachycardia that was present in the placebo group. Thus low magnesium levels in paediatric patients undergoing heart surgery are associated with an increased incidence of junctional ectopic tachycardia in the immediate postoperative period.