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Hyperkalemia with Dr. Christian Matar

 
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Dr. Christian Matar

Dr. Christian Matar is a Med Peds resident at the University of Louisville. Learn more about him here.

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ECG Findings:

1. Peaked T wave

2. PR interval prolongs

3. Prolonged QRS

4. Loss of P wave

5. Sine wave pattern

6. VFIB

7. Asystole

Normal
3.5 - 5.5 meq/L

Added Fisherman

“Imagine a Fisherman”

 

Fisherman hooks onto T wave and pulls

1. Peaked T wave
2.
PR interval prolongs

~7meq/L

  3.  Prolonged QRS   ~7meq/L

3. Prolonged QRS

~7meq/L

4. Loss of P Wave (Can cause: ectopic beats, conduction delay)
~ 8 meq/L

5. Sine wave pattern (leads to asystole, vfib, PEA)
~ 9 meq/L

6. VFIB
7. Asystole
>10

 

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Therapy

 

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