ACLS Revision: Hyperkalaemia

Learning Points: When a patient is bradycardic, especially if irregular, one must always think of hyperK and one must get a 12-lead ECG. One must recognize this pattern as hyperK Calcium’s effect is almost miraculous Slow atrial fibrillation implies an sick AV node, or one affected by electrolytes, ischemia, or medications/drugs. ¬†Otherwise, the ventricular response […]

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