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Does the prophylactic administration of magnesium sulphate to patients undergoing thoracotomy prevent postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias? A randomized controlled trial.

Saran, T and Perkins, G D and Javed, M A and Annam, Venkatesh and Leong, L and Gao, F and Stedman, R (2011) Does the prophylactic administration of magnesium sulphate to patients undergoing thoracotomy prevent postoperative supraventricular arrhythmias? A randomized controlled trial. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 106 (6). pp. 785-91. ISSN 1471-6771. This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs

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Abstract

Overall, prophylactic magnesium did not reduce the incidence of SVA in patients undergoing thoracotomy. However, it reduced the incidence of SVA in the high-risk cohort of patients undergoing pneumonectomy. (ISRCTN22028180.).

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is accessible to all HEFT staff and students via NHS Evidence www.evidence.nhs.uk by using their HEFT Athens login IDs
Subjects: WO Surgery
Divisions: Clinical Support > Anaesthetics
Clinical Support > Critical Care
Depositing User: Mrs Caroline Tranter
Date Deposited: 13 May 2013 14:00
Last Modified: 13 May 2013 14:00
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/66

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