Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Kidney Diseases

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.

For more information:

Go to the Kidney Diseases health topic, where you can:

Response by:

Thomas   Zipp, MD Thomas Zipp, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University