Hyperkalemia – how to protect your patient? Case report

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2016, Vol 22, Issue 2


Hyperkalemia is a side effect which is often observed in clinical practice. Knowledge of the causes and symptoms of hyperkalemia is extremely important due to the fact that hyperkalemia may be life-threatening. The risk of hyperkalemia concerns especially the elderly with impaired renal function, receiving NSAIDs long-term, some anti-hypertensive drugs or some antibiotics, particularly if they also apply a diet rich in potassium. Considering the fact that hyperkalemia can be detected in asymptomatic patients, it is important to periodically determine renal parameters.Key words: hyperkalemia, impaired renal function, muscle weakness

Authors and Affiliations

Justyna Kuźniar-Placek, Andrzej Jaroszyński


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  • EP ID EP79566
  • DOI 10.5604/20834543.1208223
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Justyna Kuźniar-Placek, Andrzej Jaroszyński (2016). Hyperkalemia – how to protect your patient? Case report. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 22(2), 158-160. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-79566