Metabolic cardiac arrest
Metabolic cardiac arrest
Episode 70
December 31, 2012

Hyperkalemia is the fastest cause of death in DKA

  • Look for peaked narrow based T waves
    • Prolongation and flattening of the PR-interval
    • QRS widening
    • Progression to sine wave morphology
    • Cardiac arrest

Beware of hyperkalemia in sick patients with potential metabolic problems and make sure to get an ECG early!

More on wide complex tachycardias and metabolic derangements…

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