Viva 7

This Viva will test your knowledge of renal physiology and potassium regulation

Q 1. Briefly outline the functions of the kidney?

This viva tested, briefly, knowledge of renal function, as well as covering hyperkalaemia in some depth. Candidates had a general knowledge related to hyperkalaemia, but struggled to explain the cardiac consequences as they related to the cardiac action potential and as they reflected upon the ECG.