A 21-year-old male asked:
Sodium: 142, potassium 3.7, magnesium 2.5, c02 34 (high), chloride 105. are these normal? can these levels cause an episode of v-tach??
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Hospital-based practice 23 years experience
Mostly normal. Lung?: The electrolytes look mostly normal. The CO2 (actually bicarbonate) level is slightly high, which may be "just you" (no significance), or may be related to some developing lung or kidney problems. In any case, I wouldn't look to the electrolytes as being the cause of VTach. The problem probably lies elsewhere (lung is possible, as is heart disease). TTYD or use HealthTap Prime for more clarity. GL
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