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At my first visit with the new doctor he insisted on doing an EKG to check for arrhythmia because a low-salt diet can bring it on, especially when eating low carb (your kidneys aren't hoarding sodium).

Sodium is an electrolyte and needs to be in balance with the other electrolytes in your body (magnesium, potassium, calcium) otherwise you can have problems. So both too high or too low is bad.
 

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I was challenged in the concept of salt supplementation in a low carb diet, by a pharmacist coworker, recently.

Does anyone have a good peer-reviewed journal article reference to this, that I could show her?

I know my late mom used copious No Salt (KCl) on her low-fat diet, for decades. :p Along with her "butter spray."
You may like to read Gary Taubes series on "The (Political) Science of Salt"

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
Part 4
Part 5
Part 6
Part 7
 
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