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August 12, 1998

Misattributed Artist

JAMA. 1998;280(6):520. doi:10.1001/jama.280.6.520

In the Pulse article entitled "Complementary Medicine in the Surgical Wards," published in the March 4, 1998, issue of THE JOURNAL (1998;279:710-711), the Table contained several errors. The corrected Table is published here.

Recommended Diet Following Open Heart Surgery

Vegetarian diet and no dairy products
<20% of energy from fat (only 5% saturated)
Limited complex carbohydrates to maintain body
weight within 20% of ideal
Emphasis on food groups that include grains, beans,
fruits, and vegetables
Ascorbic acid (1000 mg/d) and vitamin E (400 IU/d)
Ubiquinone (30 mg 3 times a day) and carnitine
(500 mg 2 times a day)
Calcium citrate (1 g/d) and magnesium citrate (800 mg/d)
Folic acid (1 mg/d) and vitamin B complex (50 mg/d)
with supplemental pyridoxine hydrochloride
(50 mg/d) after determination of baseline
homocysteine level