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Mastering Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia is a severe and deadly event which means there is an excessive amount of potassium in the blood. The normal concentration of potassium in the blood is around 3.5-5.0 mmol/L. Hyperkalemia is caused by many different things and it effects vital body functions. The causes of hyperkalemia can be broken down into three categories. …

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Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome)

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy (Broken Heart Syndrome) Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy is a stress cardiomyopathy where there are ECG changes that show a STEMI along with increased troponin levels but there is no occlusion of the artery. Takotsubo is Japanese for a type of trap used to catch an octopus and the reason why this cardiomyopathy is called this, …

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