Hyperkalaemia in a greyhound under general anaesthesia

Elliot Pye, Rob Ward

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Cases of intraoperative hyperkalaemia in healthy greyhound dogs under general anaesthesia have previously been reported in veterinary literature. This case report describes the identification and treatment of hyperkalaemia in an otherwise healthy greyhound undergoing general anaesthesia for a fracture repair. The clinical signs were sudden bradycardia and loss of P waves on the ECG waveform. Treatment consisted of intravenous 10% calcium gluconate, rapid recovery from anaesthesia, intravenous glucose administration and continued serum potassium monitoring post-operatively. Potential aetiologies of the hyperkalaemia are discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere585
Pages (from-to)1-6
Number of pages5
JournalVet Record Case Reports
Issue number2
Early online date12 Mar 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 12 Mar 2023


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