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Calcium for hyperkalaemia in digoxin toxicity
  1. M Davey
  1. Emergency Department, Royal Adelaide Hospital, Adelaide, South Australia;

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    In their article on the management of hyperkalemia1 Dr Ahee and Dr Crowe recommend, “hyperkalaemic patients taking digoxin should be given calcium as a slow infusion over 20 to 30 minutes”. I would caution against this advice.

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