Hyperkalaemia causes

7 A‘s

  • Artifact
  • Aldosterone antagonist
  • Addison’s disease
  • Acidosis
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Angiotensin receptor blocker
  • Anti-inflammatory

Treatment (if >7mmol/L) is 10mL of 10% calcium gluconate IV over 1 minute; to stabilise the action potential of the cell membrane.

Advertisements

%d bloggers like this: