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A 69 year old female is receiving haemodialysis for chronic kidney disease. She has a past medical history of long standing diabetes mellitus and hypertension. She complained of feeling light headed, nauseous and sweaty and then collapsed. She When the nurse came back from phoning a doctor she was found to be having a cardiac arrest. Her only abnormal results were a haemoglobin was 9.8g/dl, a creatinine of 810 micromol/l and a calcium of 2.08 mmol/l. What has caused her cardiac arrest?


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