Fast Five Quiz: Hyperkalemia Signs and Symptoms

A. Brent Alper, Jr, MD, MPH


January 19, 2021

The two most common complaints in patients with hyperkalemia are weakness and fatigue. Most patients, however, are asymptomatic. Occasionally, patients may present with dyspnea, palpitations, chest pain, and nausea or vomiting. Less frequently, and in more acute cases, bradycardia and muscle tenderness and weakness, suggesting rhabdomyolysis, are present.

Learn more about the signs and symptoms of hyperkalemia.


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