How is moderate hyperkalemia (high serum potassium levels) treated?

Updated: Apr 09, 2020
  • Author: Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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If the patient has only a moderate elevation in potassium level and no electrocardiographic (ECG) abnormalities, excretion can be increased by using a cation exchange resin or diuretics, and the source of excess potassium (eg, increased intake or inhibited excretion) can be corrected. [63]

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