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Left bundle branch block (LBBB) masks changes due to hyperkalemia: a myth.
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PMID:  20394028     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Left bundle branch block masks ischemic changes but not those due to electrolyte imbalance. Peaking of T waves, prolongation of PR interval, diminution/absence of P wave, and widening of QRS complex can still be appreciated if one carefully compares the baseline ECG to the presenting ECG.
Anil Kumar; Neel Shah; Stephen Jesmajian
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hospital medicine : an official publication of the Society of Hospital Medicine     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1553-5606     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hosp Med     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-04-15     Completed Date:  2010-07-28     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101271025     Medline TA:  J Hosp Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  226-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
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(c) 2010 Society of Hospital Medicine.
Cardiology, Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Bundle-Branch Block / physiopathology*
Diagnosis, Differential
Hyperkalemia / physiopathology*
Myocardial Ischemia / diagnosis*

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