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Answer - Case of the month (Oct 2011)

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'''Q: This patient had a severe electrolyte disorder (and no ischemia). Which electrolyte disorder?'''

<div style="padding-left:24px">
A. Hypokalemia

B. Hyperkalemia

C. Hypocalcemia

D. Hypercalcemia
</div>

'''Answer:'''
B. Potassium levels was severely elevated: 7.5 mmol/L. Note the flattened P wave. The widened QRS and the abnormal repolarization.

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[[File:E000562.jpg|400px]]

Also compare E000560 and E000562 which were made during correction of potassium levels. E000560 clearly shows peaked T waves.

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