abnormal ecg graph

Can the ECG diagnose electrolyte abnormalities?_0.jpg

Can the ECG diagnose electrolyte abnormalities?

ECG abnormalities due to electrolyte imbalance, particularly potassium and calcium, have been evident for years. However, because multiple electrolyte may be involved and because of the patient’s underlying disease or even drug effects, the ECG should not be used in lieu of direct laboratory electrolyte determination. When an abnormality has been identified, the ECG may […] Read more