«Hiperpotasiemia» es el término médico empleado para describir un nivel de potasio en sangre superior al normal. El potasio es una sustancia química que es fundamental para el funcionamiento de las células nerviosas y musculares, entre ellas las del corazón.

El nivel de potasio en sangre es, normalmente, de 3,6 a 5,2 milimoles por litro (mmol/L). Tener un nivel de potasio en sangre superior a 6,0 mmol/L puede ser peligroso y, en general, requiere tratamiento inmediato.

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Nov. 14, 2020