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Year : 2008  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 22--23

Hyperkalemia masking left ventricular hypertrophy in electrocardiogram in a patient with end-stage renal disease

VV Sai Naresh, V Ramakrishna, P Ramakrishna, V Siva Kumar 
 Department of Nephrology, Sri Venkateswara Institute of Medical Sciences (SVIMS), Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh, India

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V Siva Kumar
Department of Nephrology, SVIMS, Tirupati - 517 507, Andhra Pradesh
India

A patient of severe chronic renal failure presented with hyperkalemic electrocardiographic (ECG) changes and hyperkalemia.Following a session of hemodialysis, when he reverted to normokalemia, the repeat ECG revealed left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH). Thus we confronted with a situation of hyperkalemia, masking the LVH on ECG initially and when the hyperkalemia was corrected with dialysis the LVH showed in ECG. The plausible explanation for this electrophysiological behaviour was offered.

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Sai Naresh V V, Ramakrishna V, Ramakrishna P, Siva Kumar V. Hyperkalemia masking left ventricular hypertrophy in electrocardiogram in a patient with end-stage renal disease.Indian J Nephrol 2008;18:22-23

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Sai Naresh V V, Ramakrishna V, Ramakrishna P, Siva Kumar V. Hyperkalemia masking left ventricular hypertrophy in electrocardiogram in a patient with end-stage renal disease. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2008 [cited 2021 Dec 2 ];18:22-23
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