Rapid correction of hypokalemia in a patient with an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator and recurrent ventricular tachycardia.


We present the case of a 74-year-old man with non-ischemic dilatated cardiomyopathy and an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator presenting with a serum potassium of 2.6 mmol/L, recurrent unstable ventricular tachycardia, and multiple defibrillations. Administration of a rapid bolus of 20 mEq KCL solution via central venous access, followed by an… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2007.06.019


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