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Cardiac dysrhythmias in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Relation to serum potassium level and prior diuretic therapy.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6485874     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A series of 676 patients with acute myocardial infarction were evaluated with regard to initial serum potassium level, prior diuretic therapy and occurrence of cardiac dysrhythmias during their first 24 hours in a coronary care unit. Serious dysrhythmias (ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and asystole) were significantly more frequent in hypokalemic patients. In this regard no differences were observed between patients on or off prior diuretic therapy.
T Dyckner; C Helmers; P O Wester
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta medica Scandinavica     Volume:  216     ISSN:  0001-6101     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Med Scand     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-01     Completed Date:  1984-11-01     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370330     Medline TA:  Acta Med Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / blood*,  etiology
Diuretics / adverse effects*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / blood*,  complications
Potassium / blood*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Diuretics; 7440-09-7/Potassium

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