Hyperkalemia

Hyperkalemia Worsens Outcomes in Elderly Patients Hospitalized for HF

Hyperkalemia Worsens Outcomes in Elderly Patients Hospitalized for HF

Elderly patients hospitalized for heart failure who have high serum potassium levels at admission are at increased risk of readmission for heart failure and death.

Spironolactone Has No Effect on LVM in Hemodialysis Patients

Spironolactone Has No Effect on LVM in Hemodialysis Patients

Patients treated with the mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist had a higher frequency of moderate hyperkalemia compared with placebo recipients.

Sustained Normokalemia to Enable RAAS Inhibition Beneficial in CKD

Sustained Normokalemia to Enable RAAS Inhibition Beneficial in CKD

New model predicts that maintenance of normal potassium levels in CKD patients to optimize use of renin-angiotensin-aldosterone inhibitors can delay progression to ESRD and prolong survival.

Improving Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants With ESRD

Improving Dialysis for Undocumented Immigrants With ESRD

Many are calling for standard dialysis coverage for undocumented immigrants with end-stage renal disease.

Hyperkalemia Link With Brugada Syndrome ECG Characterized

Hyperkalemia Link With Brugada Syndrome ECG Characterized

In patients with severe hyperkalemia, the Brugada syndrome ECG phenotype is associated with a high prevalence of malignant arrhythmias and all-cause mortality.

Parathyroidectomy-Associated Hyperkalemia Common in HD Patients

Parathyroidectomy-Associated Hyperkalemia Common in HD Patients

Hyperkalemia developed in nearly 67% of hemodialysis patients during or immediately following total parathyroidectomy with autotransplantation for secondary hyperparathyroidism.

Spironolactone Helps HF Patients With CKD, But Ups Hyperkalemia Risk

Spironolactone Helps HF Patients With CKD, But Ups Hyperkalemia Risk

Spironolactone improved cardiovascular outcomes in heart failure patients with chronic kidney disease, but increased their risk of hyperkalemia.

Hyperkalemia Increases Risk for Progression to ESRD

Hyperkalemia Increases Risk for Progression to ESRD

Elevated serum potassium levels increased the risk for end-stage renal disease by approximately 30%, independent of decline in estimated glomerular filtration rate.

Dyskalemia Common in Heart Failure

Dyskalemia Common in Heart Failure

Sex, high and low baseline potassium levels, and reduced renal function independently predict hyper- and hypokalemia in patients with heart failure.

Hyperkalemia Drug May Act as Phosphate Binder

Hyperkalemia Drug May Act as Phosphate Binder

In a study, patiromer lowered serum phosphate in patients with hyperkalemia and hyperphosphatemia.

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