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Question 5#

The Ecg changes in the figure below:

are seen in:

a. Mixed electrolyte abnormality, hyperkalemia and hypocalcemia
b. Acute pericarditis
c. Digitalis toxicity
d. Hyperkalemia
e. Hypocalcemia

Correct Answer is A


This patient has a sinus tachycardia. There is symmetry of the T waves and there is a degree of QT prolongation. This is an example of a mixed electrolyte abnormality, hyperkalemia, and hypocalcemia. Values at the time were potassium of 7.2 and calcium of 80.