Case Report
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World J Cardiol. Jul 26, 2021; 13(7): 230-236
Published online Jul 26, 2021. doi: 10.4330/wjc.v13.i7.230
Sliding with the sines − fatal hyperkalemia: A case report
Kyaw Khaing Soe, Arnold Hoo Seto
Kyaw Khaing Soe, Internal Medicine, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, Arcadia, CA 91007, United States
Kyaw Khaing Soe, Graduate Medical Education, St. Mary Medical Center, Long Beach, CA 90813, United States
Arnold Hoo Seto, Department of Medicine, University of California Irvine, Orange, CA 92868, United States
Arnold Hoo Seto, Interventional Cardiology, Long Beach VA Medical Center, Long Beach, CA 90822, United States
Author contributions: Soe KK prepared the manuscript; Seto AH edited the manuscript into the final version; and all authors have read and approved the final manuscript.
Informed consent statement: Informed written consent was obtained from the patient.
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Corresponding author: Kyaw Khaing Soe, MBBS, MD, Attending Doctor, Internal Medicine, Methodist Hospital of Southern California, 300 W Huntington Dr. TCU #52, Arcadia, CA 91007, United States.
Received: May 29, 2021
Peer-review started: May 29, 2021
First decision: June 17, 2021
Revised: June 19, 2021
Accepted: July 6, 2021
Article in press: July 6, 2021
Published online: July 26, 2021
Core Tip

Core Tip: We present a case of acute rhabdomyolysis and renal failure where the patient experienced cardiac arrest with moderate hyperkalemia despite medical treatment and hemodialysis. This case illustrates how quickly the telemetry rhythm can change in a short period of time (9 min).