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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Hyperkalemia (Definition)

Hyperkalemia in an elevated potassium level in the blood. It can be mild to severe. The most common causes are kidney disease, Addison's disease, dehydration, and multiple drug therapies. It can occur in crush injuries and rhabdomyolysis (rapid breakdown of muscle) or hemolysis (breakdown of blood cells). Severe hyperkalemia can be fatal and cause the heart to stop beating or become very slow. It is usually treated by resin exchange agents (Kayexalate or others) or dialysis and fluids. Sometimes glucose, Insulin and sodium bicarbonate can be utilized as ...Read more


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Hyperkalemia leads to bradycardia or tachycardia?

Hyperkalemia leads to bradycardia or tachycardia?

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. ...Read more

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Can bradycardia cause syncope?

Can bradycardia cause syncope?

Yes: Syncope is loss of consciousness due to transitory decline in blood flow to brain. This can be caused by irregular heart rate or rhythm or by alteration of blood volume or distribution. ...Read more

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What would be the most commen cause of bradycardia?

What would be the most commen cause of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: This depends upon the age of the patient -child vs adult, and health status of the patient. Generally speaking, the most common causes of bradycardia are issues with the conducting system in the heart caused by heart disease and aging, medications causing bradycardia, and certain medical conditions distinct from heart disease can produce this as well. ...Read more

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Please describe the most commen cause of bradycardia?

Please describe the most commen cause of bradycardia?

Bradycardia: Elderly patients on blood pressure medications. In young people, healthy athletes have slow heart rate. ...Read more

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What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

What causes hyponatremia and hyperkalemia?

Hyponatremia: The answers to your questions cannot fit in allotted space. For the causes of hyponatremia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/diseases-conditions/hyponatremia/basics/causes/con-20031445 for the causes of hyperkalemia go to this link: http://www.Mayoclinic.Org/symptoms/hyperkalemia/basics/causes/sym-20050776 good luck. ...Read more

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Is it at all possible that low ferritin (I'm at a 6) could cause bradycardia?

Is it at all possible that low ferritin  (I'm at a 6) could cause bradycardia?

No: Look for another cause. Especially if you are physically fit and feel well, bradycardia may be a non-problem. ...Read more

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I generally have normal bradycardia (pulse between 55 and 60) however weekly experience morning pulse rush between 90 and 110 which causes anxiey - ?

I generally have normal bradycardia (pulse between 55 and 60) however weekly experience morning pulse rush between 90 and 110 which causes anxiey - ?

Probably normal: The normal heart rate ranges from 60 to 100. The heart rate is very sensitive to changes in mood, level of wakefulness, levels of adrenaline or acetylcholine (anti-adrenaline) in the body among so many other factors. If you have no symptoms with a heart rate of 110 than no worries. Symptoms to look for: shortness of breath, chest pain or dizziness ...Read more

Dr. Kerrie Pinkney
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Slow Heart Rate (Definition)

Slow heart rate is a symptom in which a person's heart rate (the number of heart contractions per minute) is less than normal for the average person of the same size, doing the same activities. For adults, slow heart rate usually means a rate below 50-60 beats per ...Read more