The heart and potassium: A banana republic

  title={The heart and potassium: A banana republic},
  author={Ehsan Khan and Christine M Spiers and Maria Khan},
  journal={Acute Cardiac Care},
  pages={17 - 24}
The importance of potassium in maintaining stable cardiac function is a clinically understood phenomenon. Physiologically the importance of potassium in cardiac function is described by the large number of different kinds of potassium ions channels found in the heart compared to channels and membrane transport mechanisms for other ions such as sodium and calcium. Potassium is important in physiological homeostatic control of cardiac function, but is also of relevance to the diseased state, as… 
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