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Table 5 Postoperative arrhythmia observed in the patient sample.

From: Magnesium sulphate and amiodarone prophylaxis for prevention of postoperative arrhythmia in coronary by-pass operations

   Group 1 (n = 64) Group 2 (n = 64) Group 3 (n = 64) P value
Postoperative arrhythmia   18 (28.1%) 7 (10.9%) 30 (46%) 0.015*
Supraventricular arrhythmia   10 (16.7%) 7 (10.9%) 20 (31%) NS
  Atrial extrasystole 2 (3.3%) 0 0 NS
  Atrial fibrillation 10 (16.7%) 7 (10.9%) 20 (37.3%) NS
AF exit time (hours)   49 ± 15 123 ± 27 48 ± 17 0.026*
Ventricular arrhythmia   8 (12.5%) 0 10 (%15) 0.001*
  Ventricular extrasystole 8 (12.5%) 0 10 (%15) 0.001*
  1. * Significant (Difference between Group 1 and Group 2).