Emergency management and commonly encountered outpatient scenarios in patients with hyperkalemia.

  title={Emergency management and commonly encountered outpatient scenarios in patients with hyperkalemia.},
  author={Manish M Sood and Amy R. Sood and Robert Richardson},
  journal={Mayo Clinic proceedings},
  volume={82 12},
Hyperkalemia is a common electrolyte disorder with potentially lethal consequences. Severe hyperkalemia can lead to life-threatening cardiac dysrhythmias, making a clear understanding of emergency management crucial. Recognition of patients at risk for cardiac arrhythmias should be followed by effective strategies for reduction in serum potassium levels. In the outpatient setting, diagnosis of hyperkalemia can be complicated by factitious elevations in serum potassium levels. True elevations in… CONTINUE READING

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