Before jumping in, last week I wrote about sodium’s effects on the heart. Now I’d like to take a better look at where all this sodium is coming from! “The Salty Six” includes the top six sources of sodium in diets of U.S. adults and children. Let’s take a look at each and some examples […]
As much as I hate to admit it, summer is over. It gets dark way too early for my liking and the sunny, warm days are a distant memory. Just because summer is gone doesn’t mean it’s time to slow down, so let’s look at some of the best ways to stay active during the […]
Sodium is a mineral essential for the body to function. We get sodium from the foods and drinks we consume. If you take in too much sodium, it pulls extra water into your blood vessels increasing the total volume of blood. With more blood flowing through the vessels, blood pressure increases. Overtime, the increased pressure […]
“Median survival to hospital discharge decreases from 53% when bystanders deliver defibrillation to 28.6% when defibrillation is delayed until the arrival of first responders.”
Generally, the amplitude of the T wave goes up and down, proportional to the K+ level. The QT interval generally lengthens and shortens opposite to Ca2+ levels.
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