ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.16, no.1, pp.10-15, 2016 (SCI-Expanded)
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ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
potassium, mortality, myocardial infarction, ventricular arrhythmia, hypokalemia, VENTRICULAR-FIBRILLATION, MALIGNANT ARRHYTHMIAS, CHRONIC HYPOKALEMIA, GLUCOSE, GUIDELINES, OUTCOMES
Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated:
Objective: Current guidelines recommend a serum potassium (sK) level of 4.0-5.0 mmol/L in acute myocardial infarction patients. Recent trials have demonstrated an increased mortality rate with an sK level of >4.5 mmol/L. The aim of this study was to figure out the relation between admission sK level and in-hospital and long-term mortality and ventricular arrhythmias.