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Hyperkalemia Risk Factors in Person Treated with Inhibitor of Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

Purpose:

To identify risk factors for hyperkalemia in a patient being treated with an inhibitor of the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system.

Specialty:

Endocrinology, Nutrition & Dermatology
Clinical Laboratory

Objective:

risk factors, adverse effects

ICD-10:

E87.5, T38.8, T38.9

Description:

Tang et al listed risk factors associated with hyperkalemia in a patient treated with a drug that inhibits the renin-angiotensin-aldosterone system such as an aldosterone receptor antagonist. A patient with one or more of these risk factors should be monitored for hyperkalemia during therapy with one of these agents.

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