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April 15, 1974

Transvenous Pacemaker Failure Induced by Hyperkalemia

Author Affiliations

From the Division of Cardiology, Wellesley Hospital, and the Department of Medicine, University of Toronto (Dr. O'Reilly), Toronto. Dr. O'Reilly is now at the Beth Israel Medical Center, New York.

JAMA. 1974;228(3):336-337. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230280038030

Iatrogenic hyperkalemia induced failure of a normally functioning transvenous pacemaker to effect a ventricular response in a patient with a basically high threshold.

(JAMA 228:336-337, 1974)