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.
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KAPLAN M. Suicide by Oral Ingestion of a Potassium Preparation. Ann Intern Med. 1969;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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