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Hyperkalemia

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 22, 2006
  • 06:36 PM

My father had a pacemaker/difibrilator put in one month ago, Now he has very high potassium levels, and is on a strict diet. What is the connection? Is this common?

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  • Renal failure.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 21, 2006
    • 02:50 AM
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  • Could be Andersen-Tawil Syndrome, which preceded the need for a pacemaker. Do a Google search on the Andersen-Tawil Syndrome, Andersen syndrome and Long QT syndrome 7. This should explain the need for a low potassium diet, pacemaker,etc. It is life-threatening to say the least. All of the best in your research for knowledge and power.
    marguerite 9 Replies
    • January 14, 2007
    • 11:25 PM
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