Could sudden drop in blood pressure cause hyperkalemia?

Drop in BP. If a patient (p) has a drop in blood pressure due to an acute bleed or sepsis, for a period of time, the p can then develop acute renal failure (af). In af, the potassium (k), BUN and serum creatinine will rise and the carbon dioxide (c) will fall in the blood. The lack of excretion of k by the kidneys in af and the fall in c will cause the serum k to rise. This reverses when the af is over.

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Can sudden drop in blood pressure lead to hyperkalemia? Any answers appreciated!

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