Laboratory work has revealed that your patient has hyperkalemia. What should you be looking for on the cardiac monitor for this patient?

 

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- Peaked T waves

- U wave

- ST wave depression

- Atrial fibrillation

Rationale

Hypokalemia will present with a U wave and ST wave depression. Hyperkalemia will present with peaked T waves and a wide QRS. Both will cause ventricular dysrhythmias (not atrial).

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