Note citations are based on reference standards however formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study the specific requirements or preferences of your reviewing publisher classroom teacher institution or organization should be applied. Potassium is a major determinant of the electrophysiologic properties of the myocardial membrane and it plays an important role in the occurrence of arrhythmia. Ventricular arrhythmias in patients with myocardial infarction and ischaemia the role of serum potassium solomon rj an association between low serum potassium concentrations and ventricular arrhythmias has been observed by a number of investigators in patients with both acute myocardial infarction and symptomatic angina. Recent studies indicate that hypokalemia is an independent risk factor of ventricular arrhythmia early in acute myocardial infarction but a definite causal role of potassium remains to be shown the importance of catecholamines versus serum potassium levels in occurrence of arrhythmia has not been clarified. Malignant arrhythmias in relation to serum potassium values in patients with an acute myocardial infarction acta medica scandinavica 647 suppl 101 107 1981 pubmed google scholar nordrehaug je johannessen k von der lippe g serum potassium concentration as a risk factor of ventricular arrhythmias early in acute myocardial infarction
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