torsdag 28 januari 2021

Subclinical magnesium deficiency: a principal driver of cardiovascular disease and a public health crisis


Subclinical magnesium deficiency is a common and under-recognised problem throughout the world. Importantly, subclinical magnesium deficiency does not manifest as clinically apparent symptoms and thus is not easily recognised by the clinician. Despite this fact, subclinical magnesium deficiency likely leads to hypertension, arrhythmias, arterial calcifications, atherosclerosis, heart failure and an increased risk for thrombosis. This suggests that subclinical magnesium deficiency is a principal, yet under-recognised, driver of cardiovascular disease. 

Open Heart. 2018; 5(1): e000668. 
Published online 2018 Jan 13. doi: 10.1136/openhrt-2017-000668
PMCID: PMC5786912
PMID: 29387426