Discharge Instructions for Hyperkalemia
You have been diagnosed with hyperkalemia (a high level of potassium in the blood). Potassium is important to the function of the nerve and muscle cells, including the cells of the heart. But a high level of potassium in the blood can cause serious problems such as abnormal heart rhythms and even heart attack.
Other home care
Tell your healthcare provider about all prescription and over-the-counter medicines you are taking. Certain medicines can increase potassium levels.
Take all medicines exactly as directed.
Have your potassium levels checked regularly.
Keep all follow-up appointments. Your healthcare provider needs to monitor your condition closely.
Learn to take your own pulse. If your pulse is less than 60 beats per minute or irregular, call your provider.
Make a follow-up appointment as directed by our staff.
When to Call Your healthcare provider
Call your provider right away if you have any of the following:
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