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Current ECG Podcast

Advancing the skill of ECG Interpretation by providing current ECG research, making it a little less scary and little more fun.

Offering audio and video podcasts as well as courses in ECG (EKG) Interpretation, Current has a passionate and animated approach to presenting Electrocardiography.

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Feb 3, 2021

In this episode, Dave highlights one some consider to be the ultimate imposter- Hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia is a life threatening electrolyte abnormality that can be easily missed in the emergency setting, and it is vitally important that we can recognize this by interpreting our patients ECG. 

Also In This Episode

  • ECG example - Diagnosis 
  • Depolarization - what's happening at the cellular level. You don't want to miss it.
  • What is Hyperkalemia?
  • ECG example
  • Hyperkalemia is a primary cellular problem which is why is produces global changes on the ECG.
  • Is that Asystole? Nope it's sinus rhythm in Hyperkalemia "mic drop"!
  • Calcium backdoor solution to temporary stabilization of the cardiomyocytes. Buying your patient time to definitive care.
  • Potassium levels produce characteristic ECG changes but it's not sharp and point T waves...


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