Tag: Hyperkalemia

Is Kayexalate Useful in the Treatment of Hyperkalemia in the Emergency Department?

Background:¬†Hyperkalemia is the most common electrolyte disorder seen in the Emergency Department and treatment of hyperkalemia is core knowledge of EM training for interns and focuses on: 1) Stabilization of cardiac myocytes with calcium salts 2) Temporary shifting of potassium …

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Endocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and Electrolytes

ECG Changes of Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia is an electrolyte abnormality seen in the emergency department as well as in hospitalized patients and it can be associated with adverse clinical outcomes and death if not treated appropriately. It is important to remember that the electrophysiologic effects …

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CardiovascularEndocrine, Metabolic, Fluid, and Electrolytes