Magnesium in the treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disease

Authors: Akarachkova ES, Vershinina SV, Kotova OV.

To date, the amount of evidences for the role of magnesium in determining the energy potential of the cells increases, which is critical in the pathogenesis of stroke, as well as in the survival and recovery of brain cells. Energy donor in cellular processes is adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as a complex of Mg2+- ATP [1]. In acute and chronic cerebral ischemia deficit Mg2+ is the basis of hypoxia cells, which leads to their subsequent death. [2]. Severe deficiency of selenium, when there is an issue of life and death of the patient, requires a massive correction of magnesium homeostasis. It is an integral component of intensive care in neurology, cardiology, obstetrics. However, in daily practice neurologist frequently has patients with chronic cerebrovascular disease, accompanied by magnesium deficiency. This proves necessitate of the use of magnesium containing drugs with neuroprotective and neurotrophic properties in the treatment and prevention of cerebrovascular disease.

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Kardiologiia. 2012;52(9):80-6.