The influence of chronic hypokalemia on myocardial adrenergic receptor densities: enhanced sensitivity to epinephrine-induced arrhythmias.

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We studied the effects of a 30-day potassium (K+)-deficient diet on blood [K+] myocardial adrenergic receptor densities, serum catecholamines, and epinephrine arrhythmogenicity in adult laboratory rats (250 +/- 25 g). Within 3 days of beginning the K+-deficient diet, blood [K+] decreased by 50%. After 5 days, the myocardial alpha-1 density increased (62… (More)

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@article{Miletich1997TheIO, title={The influence of chronic hypokalemia on myocardial adrenergic receptor densities: enhanced sensitivity to epinephrine-induced arrhythmias.}, author={D J Miletich and Richard D Minshall and Ronald F. Albrecht}, journal={Anesthesia and analgesia}, year={1997}, volume={84 4}, pages={734-9} }