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A man with hypokalemia and an A-B disorder

By: Marcelo Alcantara, Médico - 03/07/2017 18:31

A 51-year-old man has been treated in a hospital for heart failure and acute pulmonary edema. He was receiving furosemide and he complained of muscle weakness. He had a serum potassium of 2.9mEq/l. An ABG exam was obtained while he was breathing room air, his respiratory rate was 19bpm.

What type o A-B disturbance does this patient have?


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