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Here you'll find the latest data, news, and interactive content focused on the chronic risk for hyperkalemia in patients with CKD and heart failure.

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INDUSTRY EXPERT THEATER SESSION:
NOVEL APPROACHES TO UNDERSTANDING RISKS AND TREATMENT OF HYPERKALEMIA

This presentation from the 2015 NKF Spring Clinical Meeting provides a broader understanding of hyperkalemia and discusses the difficulties of treating patients for their heart failure and/or CKD due to the risk of hyperkalemia.

Discussed in detail by Murray Epstein, FASH, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine:

  • The definition, prevalence, and risk of hyperkalemia
  • RAASi use, and why it is recommended in guidelines
  • The barrier that hyperkalemia can pose to guideline-recommended therapies
  • Current approaches for managing hyperkalemia

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Novel and practical approaches to managing cardiorenal patients with hyperkalemia

This presentation explores the challenges of treating patients with heart failure and/or CKD with appropriate therapies due to the risk of hyperkalemia.

Discussed in detail by Ileana Piña, MD, MPH, FAHA, FACC:

  • The benefits of MRA use in patients with heart failure
  • The barriers that hyperkalemia can pose to MRA use
  • The risks associated with hyperkalemia
  • Current approaches for managing hyperkalemia

National Kidney Foundation Clinical Bulletin

This clinical update examines the underlying risk of hyperkalemia in CKD and the importance of RAAS blockade in these vulnerable patients. The bulletin includes crucial information on:

  • The diagnosis and evaluation of hyperkalemia
  • The benefits and risks of conventional management of hyperkalemia
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videos from experts on hyperkalemia Videos

NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION: KIDNEY TALKS

DIETARY MANAGEMENT

4:25

Deborah Brommage,
Dietitian Nutritionist

Dietary management of hyperkalemia in patients with CKD

PRIMARY CARE PRACTICE

2:14

Dr. Michael Weber,
Professor of Medicine

Hyperkalemia in primary care practice

SPECIALIST DIALOGUE

2:34

Dr. Judith Goldfinger,
Cardiologist
Dr. Jonathan Winston,
Nephrologist

A meeting of the minds on hyperkalemia

SEE WHAT THE EXPERTS HAVE TO SAY ABOUT HYPERKALEMIA

A chronic risk

4:25

Dr. Bertram Pitt,
Cardiologist

Hyperkalemia: a chronic risk for your patients with CKD and heart failure

KIDNEY FUNCTION

2:14

Dr. George Bakris,
Nephrologist

Kidney function is central to potassium regulation

A LOOK AT CKD

2:34

Dr. George Bakris,
Nephrologist

CKD is a progressive condition, so filtration by the kidneys will continue to decline

THE COLON’S
COMPENSATORY ROLE

1:36

Dr. Matthew Weir,
Nephrologist

The colon takes on a greater role to compensate for a decline in potassium excretion by the kidneys

THE IMPACT OF
MEDICATIONS

2:32

Dr. Matthew Weir,
Nephrologist

How common medications can increase the risk of hyperkalemia in CKD and heart failure patients

MANAGEMENT
STRATEGIES

5:06

Dr. Bertram Pitt,
Cardiologist
Dr. Matthew Weir,
Nephrologist

Current options for managing hyperkalemic episodes

DRIVERS OF A
CHRONIC RISK

2:03

Dr. Matthew Weir,
Nephrologist

Evidence supports that progressive kidney disease drives hyperkalemia, making it a chronic risk

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HYPERKALEMIA RESOURCES ORGANIZATIONS Resources

The following groups provide additional information on the causes of and treatment for hyperkalemia.

National Kidney Foundation

American Society of Hypertension

American Diabetes Association

Heart Failure Society of America

American Society of Nephrology

American Heart Association

Renal Physicians Association

National Renal Administrators Association

Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD)

NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

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