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Would a high potassium cause shortness of breath?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Cardiology 51 years experience
Hyperkalemia: If it causes the heart to malfunction, which it will if high enough, shortness of breath will occur and if the potassium gets high enough the heart will slow down and stop; when this happens it cures the shortness of breath permanently....We call this death.....

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Last updated Dec 6, 2018

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