Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Potassium Elevated Treatment

Treatment for hyperkalemia usually includes diet control, cardiac monitoring, intravenous fluids, and medications to lower potassium in the bloodstream. Kidney dialysis may be required in some patients with severe hyperkalemia.

Treatment options for hyperkalemia include:

Potassium Elevated Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hyperkalemia:

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Last Updated: Dec 16, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Potassium Elevated References
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