How should the toxicity of hypokalemia (low potassium level) be monitored?

Updated: Dec 06, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Monitor for toxicity of hypokalemia, which generally is cardiac in nature. Monitor the patient if evidence of cardiac arrhythmias is observed, and institute very aggressive replacement parenterally under monitored conditions.


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