Magnesium status in patients with acute myocardial infarction: a pilot study

Magnesium. 1986;5(2):95-100.


The magnesium retention test (MRT) was used together with muscle quadriceps lateralis biopsy in a pilot study of 5 patients with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and 6 healthy control persons. Included were men aged 35-65 years with no prior medication and/or diseases. The magnesium retention was 42% in the infarction group and 22% in the control group (p less than 0.01). A lower muscle content of magnesium in the AMI group confirms the MRT and indicates a magnesium deficiency. The bleeding time after the magnesium load was prolonged.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Bleeding Time
  • Calcium / urine
  • Humans
  • Infusions, Parenteral
  • Magnesium / administration & dosage
  • Magnesium / metabolism*
  • Magnesium / urine
  • Magnesium Deficiency
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Muscles / metabolism
  • Myocardial Infarction / metabolism*
  • Myocardial Infarction / urine


  • Magnesium
  • Calcium