The Importance of Magnesium for The Human Body and Its Relationship With Cardiovascular Diseases


  • Hacanlı Hacanlı



Magnesium, Electrolytes and Cardiovascular Diseases, Magnesium and Atrial Fibrillation


Cardiovascular diseases include coronary heart disease, heart failure, heart attack and angina. The occurrence of these diseases is due to both cardiovascular risks and disorders in mineral levels. Magnesium, one of these important minerals, has an important place for living things. Magneyum is found in excess in cells. Because this mineral is involved in the maintenance of mitochondrial function, glycolysis, DNA, protein and ATP synthesis. In terms of cardiac functions, magnesium has activities such as calcium antagonist, ATP-dependent reaction regulator and cardiac rhythm regulator. It also acts as a cofactor of most enzymes. The relationship between magnesium and cardiovascular disease mortality has not been fully resolved. Hypomagnesemia, also known as magnesium deficiency, has been generally linked to cardiovascular disease and other cause-related mortality. However, the opposite of hypomagnesemia, hypermagnesemia, has also been shown to cause cardiovascular adverse events. Although magnesium has no direct function in the contraction mechanism, it affects calcium levels and causes a change in calcium levels. This change has been shown to regulate calcium-activated vascular smooth muscle contraction. Magnesium is associated with electrical conduction of the heart such as arrhythmia and atrial fibrillation. In this review, we aimed to investigate the relationship between magnesium and cardiovascular diseases.


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Hacanlı, H. (2024). The Importance of Magnesium for The Human Body and Its Relationship With Cardiovascular Diseases. MEHES JOURNAL, 2(1), 10–17.



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