COMMENTARY: Review: Magnesium is effective and safe for acute management of rapid atrial fibrillation

Dunn, Andrew
November 2007
ACP Journal Club;Nov/Dec2007, Vol. 147 Issue 3, p61
Academic Journal
The author reflects upon the findings of a study, that investigated the use of magnesium for acute management of rapid atrial fibrillation (AF). He criticizes the comparison between magnesium and placebo, that was included in the study. He also comments on the study's conclusion that magnesium is less effective than calcium-channel blockers for rate control, but more effective for rhythm control and suggests further study in a large randomized trial.


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