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Tuesday, December 10, 2013
High Potassium Levels
What are the results of high potassium?
Usually none unless the potassium goes up rapidly or is very elevated. In the case of either one of these there can be reversible muscle weakness and/or sudden cardiac death. Hyperkalemia of this magnitude can be detected on an EKG, and is a medical emergency.
Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University