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Magnesium and calcium concentration in the abdominal aorta of patients deceased by ischemic heart disease.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10761189     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Magnesium (Mg) and calcium (Ca) concentrations were determined in the abdominal aorta of 28 patients who died by acute myocardial infarction (AMI), of 52 by ischemic heart disease (IHD) and of 26 subjects deceased by accidents or from causes other than atherosclerosis. Mg concentration in the fibrous and calcareous plaques, was significantly lower than in controls. The lowest Mg values were found in those who died by AMI. Calcium concentration, especially in the calcareous plaques, was enormous as against the controls. The four-seven times decreases of Mg/Ca ratio compared with the controls imply an alteration of the arterial wall cells. Magnesium deficit in the arterial wall probably plays a certain role in this process.
M Vlad; G Uza; P J Porr; E Caseanu; M Petrescu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Magnesium research : official organ of the International Society for the Development of Research on Magnesium     Volume:  13     ISSN:  0953-1424     ISO Abbreviation:  Magnes Res     Publication Date:  2000 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-16     Completed Date:  2000-06-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8900948     Medline TA:  Magnes Res     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  37-41     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Public Health, Louis Pasteur, Cluj-Napoca, Romania.
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MeSH Terms
Aorta, Abdominal / metabolism*
Calcium / metabolism*
Magnesium / metabolism*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / metabolism*,  mortality
Myocardial Ischemia / metabolism*,  mortality
Reg. No./Substance:
7439-95-4/Magnesium; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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