Which factors affect the choice of therapy for hyperkalemia (high serum potassium level)?

Updated: Jun 20, 2018
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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The aggressiveness of therapy is directly related to the rapidity with which hyperkalemia has developed, the absolute level of hyperkalemia, and the evidence of toxicity. The faster the rise of potassium, the higher the level, and the stronger the evidence of cardiotoxicity, the more aggressive therapy should be.


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