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Cardiac arrest following myocardial infarction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2366066     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In-hospital cardiac arrest secondary to ventricular dysrhythmias following acute myocardial infarction remains a serious concern for hospital staff. One cause associated with this life-threatening problem is hypokalemia, which leads to electrical instability in myocardial cells resulting in primary ventricular fibrillation. In this article, a case study is presented that illustrates the hospital course of a patient with severe hypokalemia who experienced ventricular fibrillation immediately following admission to the emergency department.
J M Domenico
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of cardiovascular nursing     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0889-4655     ISO Abbreviation:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Publication Date:  1990 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-16     Completed Date:  1990-08-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8703516     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Nurs     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  56-69     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Critical Care
Heart Arrest / etiology*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*,  nursing
Patient Care Planning
Ventricular Fibrillation / complications,  etiology*

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