Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia

HYPERKALEMIA

Could Potassium-Restricted Diets Come to an End?

Hyperkalemia, defined as a serum potassium level above 5.3 mmol/L, develops in many patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The abnormality can precipitate serious adverse outcomes, including dysrhythmias and sudden cardiac death, so patients with elevated blood potassium levels may be referred to emergency departments or urgent care facilities for immediate therapy. As a result,…
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Potassium Binder May Enable Optimal RAASi Use in CKD

In a study, 87% of hyperkalemic patients on renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system inhibitor (RAASi) therapy were able to continue or increase their RAASi doses while concurrently taking sodium zirconium cyclosilicate.
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