In Some Patients With Covid-19, The Blood Potassium Levels Are High

This could be fatal

Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa
BeingWell
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3 min readJun 22, 2020

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While taking care of patients with Covid-19, I have noticed something really strange: the blood level of potassium is high. Now, when the kidneys fail, elevated blood potassium can be common, as the kidneys are the main route for the body to get rid of potassium. Yet, in these patients the kidney function is normal…

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Dr. Hesham A. Hassaballa
BeingWell

NY Times featured Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist | Physician Leader | Author and Blogger | His latest book is “Code Blue,” a medical thriller.