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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Yes.: Potassium has a definite effect on ekg. Hypokalemia can result in atrial and ventricular arrhythmias while hyperkalemia can result in bradycardia and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Fidias De Leon
20 years experience Nuclear Medicine
T and U: Some electrocardiographic findings associated with hypokalemia include flattened or inverted t waves, a u wave, st depression and a wide pr interval.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
The reason: these changes are termed "non-specific" is just that....there are no direct reasons for them...a low potassium will cause changes in the T wave ...oth ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Heldman
32 years experience Cardiology
Question? Consult!: The EKG findings must be considered in context of age, history, and symptoms. These little boxes are not good for answering specific patient case prob ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Bananas and oranges: Taking fruit would help your potassium. If you do not have any symptoms you may watch and wait and get it evaluated next time you see your doctor. Wis ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Likely normal: Your resting heart rate is likely normal if you are not having any other symptoms.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Shulman
20 years experience Pulmonology
Probably not: A heart attack without major risk factors at 19 is rare - low potassium is not necessarily normal - make sure that any of your medications couldn't b ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
Can change ekg.: Hypokalemia causes sagging of the ST segment, depression of the T wave.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gehrig Harris
16 years experience Family Medicine
Dizzy with low pulse: Hello JCortes, that's a really tough set of symptoms because there can be so many causes of dizziness. The first thing to come to my mind though whe ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Amanda Itzkoff
17 years experience Psychiatry
Not likely: It sounds like the Lo potassium was an incidental finding. After nl tests, it was determined it wasn't having clinical affects . Your sxs resemble tho ... Read More

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