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  Wednesday, 11 September 2013
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my pt has ESRD . hyperkalemia improves post dialysis but if dialysis not done pt complain from hypoxia ... i ask about what is the relation between hyperkalemia and hypoxia . many thanks
10 years ago
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#415
Can you clarify this further?

By hypoxic, do you mean the patient is short of breath?

How do you know the patient is hyperkalemic when missing dialysis? Could s/he not be simply volume overloaded?

I suppose if one was hyperkalemic and it precipitated and arrhythmia leading to heart failure, then I suppose s/he might complain of shortness of breath. But we would require more information to determine this further.

Dr. Jordan Weinstein
10 years ago
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#416
I notice my pt po2 is 87% with hyperkalemia and after dialysis po2 became 94 %
10 years ago
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#417
Hello,

An obvious question but are you removing fluid on dialysis? This would be the most likely reason for improvement, that is improvement in pulmonary edema.

Jordan
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