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HERDIN Record #: 100133-19101616113796 Submitted: 17 October 2019 Modified: 28 October 2019

Clinical factors associated with hypomagnesemia among patients with cardiac conditions: Cross-sectional study.

Arlyn G. Awing,
Aryeel Llanos

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BACKGROUND: Serum magnesium levels are usually measured and corrected, if warranted, among patients with cardiac diseases.

OBJECTIVE: To determine the rate of and clinical factors associated with hypomagnesemia among patients with cardiac conditions.

DESIGN: Cross-sectional study.

SETTING: Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) in Tagum City, Philippines, from January 2014 to January 2016.

PARTICIPANTS: 59 males and 53 females with cardiac diagnoses and serum magnesium level determination results.

MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Rate of hypomagnesemia, odds ratios (95% CI) of having hypomagnesemia for selected clinical factors.

MAIN RESULTS: The mean age of the patients was 60.72 ± 16.73 years. The mean serum magnesium level was 0.75 ± 0.23 mmol/L, and 47/112 (41.96%) had hypomagnesemia (serum magnesium

CONCLUSION: In this study, 41.96% of the patients had hypomagnesemia. COPD and stroke comorbidities, diuretic therapy, and atrial fibrillation among patients with cardiac conditions were all significantly associated with hypomagnesemia.

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Journal Article, Original
The SPMC Journal of Health Care Services
Publication Date
January-June 2018
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