Serum Magnesium in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Observation from Bangladeshi Patients

Authors

  • Mohammad Rezaul Quader Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biochemistry, Faridpur Medical College, Bangladesh
  • Sharmin Rahman Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology, Ibrahim Medical College, Dhaka, bangladesh
  • Nasima Sultana ADG (Admin), DGHS and Professor of Biochemistry
  • Suranjit Kumar Saha Junior consultant, Medicine, Pirojpur Sadar Hospital, Pirojpur, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/fmcj.v14i2.48180

Keywords:

Myocardial infarction, Serum magnesium level

Abstract

Dyslipidemia is an established risk factor of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), but measurement of macro metals like magnesium can be helpful in the prevention and better management of AMI. The aim of this study was to estimate serum magnesium in AMI. This is a case control type of study carried out in the Department of Biochemistry, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka during the period of January 2015 to December 2015 with a total number of 100 study subjects. Acute myocardial infarction patients were selected as case (50) from coronary care unit (CCU), Department of Cardiology, Dhaka Medical College Hospital. Normal healthy individuals were selected as control (50) from the attendants of patients, relatives and doctors. Serum level of magnesium were assessed for both case and control groups. The mean values of the variable were compared between them by statistical analysis using SPSS version 16. For all the statistical analysis P<0.05 was considered as significant. The mean values of serum magnesium were 1.63±0.27mg/dl in cases. The mean values of serum magnesium were 2.35±0.28 mg/dl in control group. Significant differences were found in mean values between case and control groups and differences were highly significant (p<0.001). In AMI, serum magnesium level was found to be lower in this study. Serum magnesium is an important trace element that act as cofactor in many biochemical reactions. Decrease level of this important trace element may contribute to pathogenesis of AMI. So with other biochemical risk parameters, routine assessment of serum magnesium level is advocated, which might be helpful for prevention and better management of AMI.

Faridpur Med. Coll. J. Jul 2019;14(2): 71-73

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Published

2020-07-14

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Quader, M. R., Rahman, S., Sultana, N., & Saha, S. K. (2020). Serum Magnesium in Acute Myocardial Infarction: Observation from Bangladeshi Patients. Faridpur Medical College Journal, 14(2), 71–73. https://doi.org/10.3329/fmcj.v14i2.48180

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