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Can having high potassium cause heart attacks?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Yes

High potassium, (hyperkalemia) causes the heart to slow dangerously and will eventually cause ventricular dysrhythmia.
The heart just stops. This is not the classic "heart attack" caused by atherosclerosis, but the problem is just as serious if not worse.

In brief: Yes

High potassium, (hyperkalemia) causes the heart to slow dangerously and will eventually cause ventricular dysrhythmia.
The heart just stops. This is not the classic "heart attack" caused by atherosclerosis, but the problem is just as serious if not worse.
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