A 34-Year-Old Man with Hyperkalaemia

A 34-Year-Old Man with Hyperkalaemia

A patient with a history of renal problems generalised weakness, palpitations and chest pain. His serum potassium levels are measured and come back at 8.2 mmol/L. An ECG is performed, and it shows some very alarming changes. 1. What is the definition of hyperkalaemia?...
‘Ripping’ Chest Pain in a 38-Year-Old Man

‘Ripping’ Chest Pain in a 38-Year-Old Man

A 38-year-old man with Marfan syndrome presents with sudden severe chest pain that radiates through to his back. He describes the pain as being sharp and ‘ripping’ in nature. He smokes 25 cigarettes per day. He is sweaty, nauseated and appears pallid. On examination...

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