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Low potassium cardiac arrest

A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry 49 years experience
Cardiac arrest ?: Defibrillator r used in case of emergency to treat a cardiac arrest but it is important to check the reasons for the arrest and correct any lab ... Read More
Dr. Rada Ivanov
Pulmonary Critical Care 31 years experience
See below: The defibrillator may work temporarily but if the potassium is not repleted, it will stop working.

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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
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Cell repolarization: When cardiac muscle cells fire, they use up part of the electrochemical gradient they maintain in life. They are repolarized by an outward potassium (... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 57 years experience
High potassium: Yes I have seen this and had a family with several who died from it. Well in them they were treating low K and got it too high. So need more informat... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
Thoracic Surgery 38 years experience
Probably not: At 34 yrs of age the odds of you having a heart attack is very small. Also cramps are not typical complaint during a heart attack. The symptoms are ... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lawrence Shulman
Pulmonology 21 years experience
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
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Anemia : Your symptoms could be from irin deficiency anemia from bleeding from somewhere which includes menstruation. No potassium is not explainable , are you... Read More
A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Cardiac Arrest: Is when the heart stops beating or has a chaotic rhythm as not to have a blood pressure or spontaneous respirations.
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ajluni
Cardiology 35 years experience
SBP<90/ in shock: Shock is typically defined as a systolic BP less than 90. This is usually inadequate an explanation because the physiologic definition implies a dro... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Benjamin Kalm
Pediatrics 18 years experience
Beta Blockers: It is definitely possible for beta blockers to cause the heart rate to drop too low (called bradycardia) but cardiac arrest would be extremely unusual... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jack Rubin
Nephrology and Dialysis 48 years experience
Low potassium: You would be better off waiting for your potassium (k) levels to rise before you play soccer. The more important question is, why is your k low? Are y... Read More

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