MARTIN KAPLAN, M.D.
A depressed elderly woman under treatment for heart failure died about 90 min after drinking a liquid medication containing at least 540 mEq of potassium. Previous reports have emphasized the hazards of intravenous potassium therapy and minimized hazards of the oral route.
KAPLAN M. Suicide by Oral Ingestion of a Potassium Preparation. Ann Intern Med. ;71:363–364. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-71-2-363
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1969;71(2):363-364.
Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine, Heart Failure.
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