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A 54-year-old female asked about a 88-year-old male:

88 y/o dad w/heart dis,diabetes,on many meds,has swollen lwr legs & feet, 6.6 potassium level in blood test,will furosemide work,how long for result ?

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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
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ER visit: 88 year old gentleman with multiple medical problems. Call 911 have your father visit the ER because elevated potassium levels can affect his heart. The blood test may be hemolyzed (falsely elevated) but better safe than sorry with your father- get him evaluated immediately. Good luck.

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