When is continuous ECG monitoring indicated in the treatment of severe hypocalcemia?

Updated: Aug 08, 2019
  • Author: Manish Suneja, MD, FASN, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Patients with cardiac arrhythmias or patients on digoxin therapy need continuous electrocardiographic (ECG) monitoring during calcium replacement because calcium potentiates digitalis toxicity. Identify and treat the cause of hypocalcemia and taper the infusion.


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