Table 3

Study characteristics
Study Infusion of Mag Treatment initiation of Mag Route of Mag Treatment Duration of Mag (hours) Total dose of Mag (mmol) Type of BBs Definitions of AA with continuous ECG
Bert et al. [19] Magnesium sulfate Postop Iv 96 49 Propranolol POAT including AF, AFL, or a SVT that was sustained >5 minutes and warranted pharmacologic therapy
Cook et al. [22] Magnesium sulfate Preop Iv 120 102 Atenolol AA lasting >30 minutes or causing hemodynamic compromise requiring immediate intervention
Forlani et al. [20] Magnesium sulfate Preop Iv 144 37 Sotalol AF that required treatment for symptoms or hemodynamic deterioration
Geertman et al. [21] Magnesium chloride Preop Iv 36 75 Sotalol POAT including AF,AFL, and multifocal atrial tachycardia
Solomon et al. [23] Magnesium sulfate Postop Iv 24 73 Propranolol AF lasting longer than 1 hour or requiring therapy as a result of hemodynamic compromise

Mag: magnesium; BBs: beta-blockers; Iv: intravenous; Preop: preoperatively; Postop: postoperatively; AA: atrial arrhythmias; POAT: postoperative atrial tachyarrhythmias; AF: atrial fibrillation; AFL: atrial flutter; SVT: supraventricular tachycardia.

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

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