Tag Potassium
BSCC Basic Science in Clinical Context 340 2

ECG waves and hyperkalaemia

Physiology Philes: Draw a normal ECG tracing showing the durations of the major intervals and the effects of hyperkalemia. BSCC Examination question
Toxicology-Library-Toxicant-Drug-340-256

Potassium toxicity

Potassium clearly has its potential for risks including life-threatening hyperkalaemia and cardiac arrest. It is very concerning that the slow-release preparation is available in bottles of 100 without prescription. Aggressive decontamination and haemodialysis are indicated in large overdoses.
CCC Critical Care compendium 340

Hypokalaemia

Hypokalaemia: the most common electrolyte abnormality in hospitalised patients; mostly caused by drugs and GI disease