Electrolyte Disturbances

Too High, Too Low Serum Potassium Linked to Mortality

Patients hospitalized after an acute myocardial infarction (AMI) with post-admission serum potassium levels between 3.5 and 4.5mEq/L (milliEquivalents per liter) have a lower risk of death than those with higher or lower levels, according to a study published in the January 11 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.