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Low Serum Magnesium and Atrial Fibrillation

Low serum magnesium is moderately associated with the development of AF in individuals without cardiovascular disease.  Circulation: November 12, 2012 Abstract Background—Low serum magnesium has been linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) following cardiac surgery. It is unknown whether hypomagnesemia predisposes to AF in the community. Methods and Results We studied 3,530 participants (mean age, 44 years; 52% women) from the Framingham Offspring Study who attended a routine examination, and were free of AF and cardiovascular disease. We used…

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Magnesium May Modestly Lower Blood Pressure

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  With its relative safety and low cost, magnesium supplements could be considered as an option for lowering blood pressure in high-risk persons or hypertension patients.. July 11, 2016 From the American Heart Association Study Highlights.. People receiving about 368 mg/day of magnesium for about three months had overall reductions in systolic blood pressure of 2.00 mm Hg and diastolic blood pressure of 1.78 mm Hg. Magnesium might only be effective among people with magnesium deficiency or insufficiency.  Monday, July…

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Magnesium and Heart Disease

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A decade-long study that reviewed cardiovascular disease research extending over more than 70 years found low magnesium levels contributed more to heart disease than did cholesterol or even saturated fat. Magnesium and Heart Disease: What’s the Link? –Juliann Schaeffer –Today’s Geriatric Medicine –Vol. 6 No. 3 P. 30 Many physicians are accustomed to advising patients newly diagnosed with heart disease to lay off the cholesterol-laden salami on sandwiches and steer clear of full-fat dairy items loaded with saturated fat. But…

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