Recurrent life-threatening hyperkalemia without typical electrocardiographic changes

Himad K. Khattak, Shahram Khalid, Kamran Manzoor, Phyllis K. Stein

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Abstract

Hyperkalemia is generally associated with electrocardiographic (ECG) changes and these changes have been used to follow the effects of high serum potassium (K +) levels on the heart. It is known that chronic renal impairment may diminish the toxic effects of hyperkalemia on ECG abnormality formation. 1-3 Here, we report a case of recurrent severe hyperkalemia without any significant ECG changes in a patient with normal baseline renal function.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-97
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume47
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • ECG changes
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Serum potassium level

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