Value of cerebrospinal fluid and serum magnesium and calcium levels in patients with vasospasm after subarachnoid hemorrhage

D. Podlesek, M. Niesche, M. Kirsch, G. Schackert & D. Krex
Objective: Studies point out that magnesium acts as calcium antagonist and increases cerebral blood flow. Its use is well known in prevention of eclampsia-related convulsions and coronary spasm. In animal studies the outcome after cerebral ischemic lesion is better after treatment with magnesium phosphate.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]