The effects of magnesium sulfate therapy on Apgar scores

Kathleen M. Pruett, Brian Kirshon, David B. Cotton, Karolina Adam, Kevin J. Doody

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When intravenous magnesium sulfate is infused in women with pregnancy-induced hypertension, the hypermagnesemia does not result in lower Apgar scores. The mean maternal serum and cord magnesium levels at delivery were 5.3 ± 0.72 and 5.3 ± 1.1 mEq/dl, respectively. The most common negative Apgar score was assigned for color, not for muscle tone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1047-1048
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988


  • Apgar scores
  • Magnesium sulfate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Medicine(all)


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