What is the role of potassium in the treatment of calcium channel blocker (CCB) toxicity?

Updated: Jan 04, 2021
  • Author: B Zane Horowitz, MD, FACMT; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Potassium:

  • Falling serum potassium levels during HIE represent a shift of potassium from the extracellular to intracellular compartments, not a loss; however, replacement to potassium concentration greater than 2.8-3 mEq/L should occur


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