In this video, Dr. Viveka Kumar, Senior Director - Cath Lab, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Saket, will discuss the role of IV magnesium in acute MI. IV magnesium is given only for patients who have refractive arrhythmias. They get ventricular tachycardia and ventricular fibrillation even if the magnesium levels are normal. He will further talk on the data which suggests IV magnesium of 2 grams in 24 hours can save the patient. Only in arrhythmic complications, the role of magnesium is present otherwise there is no advantage in the regular use for these patients.
Dr Viveka Kumar is a Senior Consultant Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Cath Lab at Max Super Speciality Hospital in Saket, New Delhi. He completed his MBBS and MD (Medicine) from IMS (BHU), Varanasi and later obtained the DM (Cardiology) postdoc, superspeciality degree through GSVM Medical College, Kanpur. Has extensive experience in the field of Cardiac interventions and Electrophysiology. Specializes in complex angioplasties including multivessel, bifurication and left main angioplasties with Rota Ablation, FFR, IVUS, IABP, IMPELLA devices. Has done more than 7500 angioplasties and 2500 balloon valvotomies with good outcomes.