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Hyperkalaemia, ICDs and ECG changes.

I recently admitted a woman overnight with prerenal AKI and serum K+ of 7 mmol/L. A passing ED physician mumbled to me not to worry as their ECG didn’t require calcium gluconate, and besides, they had an ICD inserted recently….

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What is your K+ threshold for dialysis?

Hyperkalemia can be a life-threatening condition. Nonetheless, in transplant recipients with delayed graft function, there is a tendency to try to avoid dialysis early after transplant. The reason behind this approach is that a session of hemodialysis further…

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