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Intravenous magnesium in shock-resistant tachyarrhythmias
  1. Ayan Sen, Senior House Officer, Anaesthetics and Intensive Care,
  2. Shweta Gidwani, Clinical Effectiveness Fellow
  1. Fairfield Hospital, Bury

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    Report by Ayan Sen, Senior House Officer, Anaesthetics and Intensive CareSearch checked by Shweta Gidwani, Clinical Effectiveness FellowFairfield Hospital, Bury

    A short cut review was carried out to establish whether intravenous magnesium is effective in cardiac arrest secondary to shock resistant tachyarrythmias. 42 papers were found, of which five presented the best evidence to answer the clinical question. The author, date and country of publication, patient group studied, study type, relevant outcomes, results, and study weaknesses of these best papers are tabulated. …

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