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is hyperkalemia dangerous?

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Dr. Jack Rubin
47 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Hyperkalemia: Hyperkalemia can be dangerous. It is not just the level that is important, it is how quickly the potassium (k) was raised. Patients with chronic kidney disease can walk around with a k of 5.5 with no problems, as their hearts are used to that k level. Auto accidents can cause acute elevations of k in normal people and they can have some problems by going from a k of 3.8 to 5.1.
Answered on Sep 1, 2019
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