Stroke mortality associated with low magnesium levels

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  • Low magnesium levels at admission are associated with in-hospital mortality of patients with acute ischemic stroke.

Why this matters

  • Patients with stroke face high in-hospital mortality rates.

Key results

  • The all-cause in-hospital mortality rate was 3.7%.
  • Low serum magnesium was associated increased in-hospital mortality risk (HR, 2.03; P=.014) in multivariate analysis.

Study design

  • 2485 patients with acute ischemic stroke were analyzed for the association between magnesium level and in-hospital mortality.
  • Funding: National Natural Science Foundation of China,...