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Abstract

FUROSEMIDE INDUCED SEVERE HYPOKALEMIA WITH ATRIAL FEBRILLATION (AF)- A CASE REPORT

Sandeep Ankam*, Vinay Aluri*, Dr. Ramya Bala Prabha, Sharadha Srikanth, Dr. Uma Maheswara Rao.V

ABSTRACT

Introduction: Furosemide-induced hypokalemia, also termed “Pseudo-Bartter-Syndrome”, is found mainly in young females. Hypokalaemia is usually defined as a serum concentration of potassium <3.5 mmol/L. Normal range: [3.5- 5.1]. Case presentation: A 25- year-old female is a known case of Chronic rheumatic heart disease (CRHD) since 10 months came with the complaints of 2 episodes of loose motions, vomiting and palpitations since morning admitted in female medical ward of General Medicine department. Conclusion: This case shows that Furosemide-induced severe hypokalemia (Adverse drug reaction of Furosemide) may have leaded to cardiac arrhythmia, Atrial fibrillation.

Keywords: Hypokalemia, Furosemide-induced, Chronic rheumatic heart disease (CRHD), Atrial febrillation (AF).


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