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Can hyperkalemia have any complications?

Complications of hyperkalemia include irregular heartbeats (arrhythmia), cardiac arrest, and altered neuromuscular control. Hyperkalemia is a symptom of other disorders or diseases, and if these underlying causes are not identified and treated, the individual may be prone to recurring episodes of this disorder. Untreated hyperkalemia can lead to death.

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