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Hyperkalemia leads to bradycardia or tachycardia?

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Dr. Mark Safford
Critical Care 36 years experience
Electrolytes: Hyperkalemia can caus several ECG abnormalities. First one may see "peaked t waves". Ventricular ectopic beats (pvc's) as well as tachycardia may develop. If untreated the rate can slow and a "sine wave pattern" which is a wide slow wave form that is a pre-terminal rhythm. Hyper kalmia is a medical emergency that needs to be treated rapidly.
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