Hypokalemia and hyperkalemia are electrolyte abnormalities that confront the mergency physician daily. The morbidity and mortality of these two conditions result from alterations in neuromuscular function and cardiac conduction, which if untreated may culminate in paralysis and cardiac arrest. This article outlines recognition and treatment of these potentially life-threatening conditions.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||24|
|Journal||Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1989|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
- Emergency Medicine