Rx for heart surgery patients

November 1992
U.S. News & World Report;11/16/92, Vol. 113 Issue 19, p22
Reports that a study published last week in the `Journal of the American Medical Association' found that patients injected with magnesium in the closing minutes of heart surgery had half the number of abnormal heart rhythms, needed fewer drugs and spent less time on respirators than patients who did not receive the drug. No side effects; Only a few hospitals routinely give magnesium.


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