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Hyperkalemia in the elderly

Hyperkalemia refers to serum potassium > 5.5mmol/l. In hyperkalemia, the total amount of body potassium does not necessarily increase, but the distribution of intracellular and extracellular potassium is abnormal. Renal function does not decrease in the elderly unless the kidney itself is diseased; Hypokalemia is rare.

Symptoms

Pulmonary encephalopathy of the elderly

Hypotension in the elderly

Senile cerebral thrombosis

Hypertensive crisis in the elderly

Transient ischemic attack in the elderly

Respiratory failure in the elderly

Mucinous valvular disease of the elderly

Acute left heart failure in the elderly

Pleural effusion and pleurisy in the elderly

Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in the elderly

Premature contraction in the elderly

Respiratory acidosis in the elderly

Hypothyroid heart disease in the elderly

Anaerobic pneumonia in the elderly

Bacillus melioides pneumonia

Elderly acute respiratory distress syndrome

Pulmonary embolism in the elderly

Lacunar infarction in the elderly

Hyperthyroid heart disease in the elderly

Senile positive bacilli pneumonia

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