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How safe is golytely bowel prep in patients with pr existing ventricular arrhythmia?

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Dr. Reid Holtzclaw-swan
Internal Medicine 25 years experience
Depends: It really depends on the arrhythmia. Golytely is pretty benign. I would stay hydrated with mostly water and a little Gatorade.
Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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Take care: Studies show any bowel prep can lead to dehydration and electrolyte imbalances such as hypokalemia and hypomagnesmia which can lead to tachyarrythmias including torsade de pointes. Stay hydrated and prep with your cardiologists instructions.

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