Admission serum potassium level is associated with in-hospital and long-term mortality in ST-elevation myocardial infarction

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Uluganyan M., Ekmekci A., Murat A., Avsar S., Ulutas T. K. , Uyarel H., ...More

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.16, no.1, pp.10-15, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 16 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/akd.2015.5706
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.10-15
  • Keywords: potassium, mortality, myocardial infarction, ventricular arrhythmia, hypokalemia, VENTRICULAR-FIBRILLATION, MALIGNANT ARRHYTHMIAS, CHRONIC HYPOKALEMIA, GLUCOSE, GUIDELINES, OUTCOMES
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


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.