Hyperkalemia occurs when the kidneys do not excrete potassium effectively due to disease, certain medications, or kidney failure. Elevated potassium levels in the blood can cause the heart to beat abnormally; extremely high levels can cause the heart to stop.
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This category contains information for patients, their families and caregivers, about Hyperkalemia. This is a condition in which potassium moves from the inside of the cells to the outside, increasing levels in the blood.
Clinical article by David Garth, MD explains this condition. Includes blood level ranges, causes, common lab tests, and treatment.
Eleanor Lederer, MD discusses why potassium is essential to life. Includes three mechanisms that increase serum blood levels, risk factors, common symptoms, and medical care.
Wikipedia article explains what constitutes high potassium levels, signs and symptoms, causes, diagostic methods, and treatment.
Brief Mayo Clinic article explains what it is, the causes, and possible effects on the body.
Details the disorders and agents that can cause this condition, methods for diagnosis, and medications used in treatment.
Explains what it is, how it effects the body, what causes it, how it diagnosed, and what treatments are used.
Abstract discusses what this condition is, how is occurs, and why it can be dangerous.
Find information on this disorder of high potassium, its causes, incidence and risk factors.
Last update:October 18, 2016 at 3:20:40 UTC