Effects of peroral magnesium on plasma and skeletal muscle electrolytes in patients on long-term diuretic therapy

  • Dyckner T
  • Wester P
  • Widman L
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Abstract

Twenty patients on long-term diuretic therapy for arterial hypertension and/or congestive heart failure were given a supplementary dose of 15 mmol magnesium aspartate hydrochloride per day for 6 months. Nineteen patients, fulfilling the same admission criteria as the treatment group, served as controls. The addition of magnesium aspartate hydrochloride resulted in a significant rise of the cellular potassium and magnesium content and in a significant decrease of both systolic and diastolic blood pressure. It is concluded that supplementation with magnesium aspartate hydrochloride may effectively prevent the diuretic induced disturbances of electrolyte balance. © 1988.

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  • Arterial hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Diuretics
  • Magnesium
  • Plasma
  • Potassium
  • Skeletal muscle

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Authors

  • Thomas Dyckner

  • Per Olov Wester

  • Lars Widman

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