Hyperkalaemia

M. Nyirenda, J. I. Tang, P. L. Padfield, J. R. Seckl

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Abstract / Description of output

Hyperkalaemia is usually caused by a combination of factors, but renal failure and drugs are often implicated Increased use of drugs that interact with the reninangiotensin-aldosterone system has caused the prevalence of hyperkalaemia to rise Hyperkalaemia can cause life threatening cardiac arrhythmias and should be urgently managed ECG changes correlate poorly with the degree of potassium
disturbance.
Original languageEnglish
Article numberb4114
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Medical Journal (BMJ)
Volume339
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2009

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