Hypokalemia and ventricular arrhythmias in acute myocardial infarction.

@article{Clausen1988HypokalemiaAV,
  title={Hypokalemia and ventricular arrhythmias in acute myocardial infarction.},
  author={T. Groth Clausen and Kim Brocks and Hans Henning Windel{\o}v Ibsen},
  journal={Acta medica Scandinavica},
  year={1988},
  volume={224 6},
  pages={
          531-7
        }
}
In the present study, 408 patients with acute myocardial infarction were included. The serum concentration of potassium was assessed on admission. Episodes of ventricular fibrillation and/or ventricular tachycardia within the following 6 hours were registered. A significant positive correlation between hypokalemia and the incidence of malignant ventricular arrhythmias was demonstrated. Ongoing treatment with diuretics at the time of admission did not appear to be of any significance for the… CONTINUE READING
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