Episode 7 – The Dark Side of Electrolytes (Part 3: Potassium)

 

In this episode, we continue our electrolyte series by discussing one of the most infamous electrolytes: potassium.  Tune in as we cover hypo and hyper states, including their effects on our bodies’ electrophysiology.  We also provide an acronym that we created to help you memorize the causes of hyperkalemia, specifically.

 

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