Magnesium deficiency in congestive heart failure

Acta Pharmacol Toxicol (Copenh). 1984;54 Suppl 1:119-23. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0773.1984.tb03644.x.


In congestive heart failure several compensatory mechanisms are operating, and may cause severe disturbances of both the internal and external electrolyte balance. The medical treatment prescribed in congestive heart failure also leads to changes in the handling of electrolytes. These combined effects may prove critical to the patient, especially with regard to the emergence of cardiac arrhythmias.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Output
  • Diuretics / adverse effects
  • Electrolytes / metabolism
  • Heart Failure / complications*
  • Heart Failure / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hyperaldosteronism / blood
  • Hyperaldosteronism / etiology
  • Magnesium / metabolism
  • Magnesium Deficiency / etiology*


  • Diuretics
  • Electrolytes
  • Magnesium