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low potassium cardiac arrest

A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bassam Amawi
48 years experience in Psychiatry
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
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Knecht
30 years experience in Endocrinology
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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
37 years experience in Internal Medicine
By 911 on spot: By 911 on spot and continued in er.
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Binford
37 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
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
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frederick Tibayan
22 years experience in Thoracic Surgery
No: Hyperkalemia causes cardiac arrest in diastole.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. George Mathew
57 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: It can cause!
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A 93-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Afib: Low potassium can be associated with a fib and other rhythm problems.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cain
35 years experience in Nephrology and Dialysis
No: Cardiac arrest is not especially associated with sodium disorders.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Giridhar Vedala
27 years experience in Cardiology
Usually not: They type of palpitations with low magnesium are usually more benign such as PACs and PVCs, but it does depend on the individual. Ideally having a mon ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience in Cardiology
No: A low potassium is usually associated with extra heart beats or abnormal tachycardia. A high potassium, on the other hand, can cause heart block, bra ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Christian Assad
13 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: Yes. Heart Failure exacerbations can present with elevated troponins
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Potassium is needed: For muscle contraction. It needs to be balanced with magnesium and calcium. Thus, low potassium can cause heart symptoms. Please see a doctor to ge ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harinder Gill
38 years experience in Cardiology
Ventricular fibrillation: VF can only be treated with defibrillation
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Hypoglycemia: Yes hypoglycemia can be associated with arrhythmias
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Not directly and: Not unless it is really severe. If you have severe dehydration, you will not have enough blood to circulate, so your heart can stop. Also, your bloo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Szawaluk
30 years experience in Cardiology
Unlikely: Unless one has a anaphylactic reaction.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Fred Harvey
36 years experience in Geriatrics
Yes: Bradycardia and low BP indicate a nervous system imbalance. Anx 3.0 can assess the function of the nervous system like no other test. Pvc's are an es ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience in Cardiology
No: No. Matthew you have asked about virtually every beta blocker out there. Ate you talking with your physician?
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Keshab Paudel
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
Many more factors: But, usually its anemia causes this.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Irv Loh
Dr. Irv Loh answered
48 years experience in Cardiology
Not directly: Cardiac output is the amount of blood flow generated by the heart over a given time frame. Potassium is a critical electrolyte for body health and ca ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohamad Ali
18 years experience in Internal Medicine
It's possible.: Low potassium can cause the heart to have various rhythm changes. It's possible that those changes can result in ortho static hypotension. You should ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience in Cardiology
Ecg: Low voltage on ECG can have many causes from poor technique in recording all the way through sick heart. So yes can be serious but often is not.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience in Cardiology
Yes.: Congestive heart failure, chf, has a 50% mortality at five (5) years if left untreated.
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