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Bedside: Hyperkalemia

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  • M-Muscle weakness
  • U-Urine- oliguria, anuria
  • R-Respiratory distress
  • D-Decreased cardiac contractility
  • E-ECG changes (not really; probably not until >6.6)
  • R-Reflexes- hyperreflexia


Muscle Weakness

This could be from an pH imbalance.


Note sure the patho on this one

Respiratory Distress

Could be from interference of calcium

Cardiac Contractility

Calcium is needed to trigger the muscle contraction. But too much K could disrupt that

ECG Changes

You probably won’t see this until very late, when K is greater than 6.6


Could be dulled. Maybe same patho as for muscle contraction

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