An 83 year old man with a past history of Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and ischaemic heart disease has become progressively unwell over the last 5 days. His GP discovered a pneumonia on CXR and has been treating him with oral antibiotics for the last 3 days but his clinical condition has continued to worsen.
Overview Hyperkalaemia is defined as serum potassium level > 5.5 mEq/L Hyperkalaemia is potentially life-threatening due to the risk of cardiac dysrhythmias Most patients begin to manifest significant ECG changes at serum levels > 6.5 mEq/L Causes Increased potassium intake…
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