Table 2

Patient characteristics (Mag + BB group/BB group) of randomized controlled studies
Study Number of patients Mean age (years) Men (%) Mean LVEF (%) Hypertens-ion (%) Diabetes (%) Preop BB (%) Preop digoxin(%) Preop CCB (%)
Bert et al. [19] 69/71 62.3/63.8 82.6/76.1 48/49 NA NA 75.4/76.1 21.2/21.2 17.2/18.5
Cook et al. [22] 347/347 64/64 85.6/83.6 NA 66.9/68 35.7/30.8 88.2/89 1.7/0.9 27.7/24.5
Forlani et al. [20] 52/51 62/64 91/82 55.3/54.7 63/72 25/38 36/45 7/3 14/16
Geertman et al. [21] 74/73 63.8/61.7 78.4/79.5 NA 32/30 13.5/8.2 90.5/86.3 NA NA
Solomon et al. [23] 85/82 62/61 80/73 53/54 NA NA 72/78 3.5/7.3 39/37

Mag: magnesium; BB: beta-blocker; CCB: calcium channel blocker; NA: data not available; LVEF: left ventricular ejection fraction; Preop: preoperative.

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Wu et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:5   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-13-5

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