hyperkalaemia


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hy·per·ka·le·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-kă-lē'mē-ă)
A greater than normal concentration of potassium ions in the circulating blood.
Synonym(s): hyperpotassemia, hyperkalaemia.
[hyper- + G. kalium, potash, + G. haima, blood]

hyperkalaemia

Excessive levels of potassium in the blood. This may be due to abnormally high intake of potassium supplements, kidney failure, circulatory failure, severe untreated DIABETES or other conditions. Excess potassium causes muscle weakness and paralysis, irregular heart action and CARDIAC ARREST.

hyperkalaemia

abnormally high blood levels of potassium (i.e. >5 mmol/L)

hy·per·ka·le·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-kă-lē'mē-ă)
Higher than normal concentration of potassium ions in circulating blood.
Synonym(s): hyperkalaemia.
[hyper- + G. kalium, potash, + G. haima, blood]
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Another effective and safe antihypertensive drug is amlodipine, while ACEIs should be avoided because of the risk of precipitating kidney failure and hyperkalaemia.
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There are two variants of a distal one is accompanied by significant losses of bicarbonate in the urine (type III) and the other of hyperkalaemia (type IV).
K supplements/high K foods are contraindicated due to risk of hyperkalaemia.
In the past, there have been concerns about using potassium-containing fluids in acute renal failure for fear of causing hyperkalaemia (Powell-Tuck et al 2008).