Which of the following is on early sign of hyperkalemia
|B||Peaked P waves|
The signs of significant hyperkalemia are limited to cardiovascular and gastrointestinal systems.
a. The G.I. symptoms include nausea, vomiting, intermittent intestinal colic and diarrohea.
b. The cardiovascular signs are apparent on the Electrocardiogram initially.
i. ECG changes seen in hyperkalemia include:
ii. High peaked T-wave (earliest)
iii. Widened QRS complex
iv. Depressed ST segment
v. Flattened P-wave
vi. Prolonged PR interval (first-degree block)
vii. Sine wave formation
viii. Ventricular fibrillation.
c. Heart block and diastolic cardiac arrest may develop with increasing levels of potassium.