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Potassium Chloride Heart Attack
Depends: Depends on the dose, the route of administration, and the rate of administration. During executions, it seems to take 15-30 minutes as best as I can determine it (I've never witnessed one I'm glad to say). That time frame would make sense to me. Theoretically, if you injected a massive amt of potassium directly into the heart, death might occur instantly. ...Read more
My bloodtest showed my potassium chloride level was 3.2. Is it causing my heart palpitations? EKG was fine. Racing heart causing anxiety and insomnia.
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 ususally, squeezzing chest pain, pressure, shortness of breath, nausea, sweatiness. The pain can move to neck, jaw, arms, or back. Leg cramps can be from low potassium but other causes too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having chest pains randomly for about a week and i've been to the ER twice. Ekg and X-ray showed normal. Low potassium.Is heart attack likely?
Essential mineral: Potassium (k) is an element, it is actually a metal and forms salts easily, much like sodium. Potassium is essential to the function of muscle and nerves via a biologic system of electrical potentials. When the k level outside the cell is too high your heart stops, when the k level is too low muscles freeze up. K levels are controlled by the kidneys, high k levels are frequent in renal failure. ...Read more
Why is there an edema when you have Cardiomyopathy? I was given a diuretics. Now why do you think is it that I was given a potassium chloride?
Poor heart function: if the heart is weak, then it does not pump forward well, and fluid backs up in places - ankles/feet; lungs; belly. diuretics help drive excess fluid and salt out of the system. often diurectics also drive potassium out in the urine - hence extra potassium is needed to be taken in. ...Read more
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