Management of hyperkalemia: A focus on kidney transplant recipients

Bassem Almalki*, Kathleen Cunningham, Michelle Kapugi, Clare Kane, Akansha Agrawal

*Corresponding author for this work

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Hyperkalemia is a frequent complication among kidney transplant recipients that can lead to fatal arrhythmias. The causes of hyperkalemia post kidney transplant are multifactorial and often are drug-induced, and include decreased glomerular filtration rate, tubular dysfunction, and impaired sodium delivery in the distal nephron. This review will discuss pathophysiology and recent updates in the management of both acute and chronic hyperkalemia with a focus on kidney transplant recipients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number100611
JournalTransplantation Reviews
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2021


  • Hyperkalemia
  • Kidney transplantation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Transplantation
  • Surgery


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