Prevalence and Prognosis of Hyperkalemia in Patients with Acute Myocardial Infarction

Anna Grodzinsky, Abhinav Goyal, Kensey Gosch, Peter A. McCullough, Gregg C. Fonarow, Alexandre Mebazaa, Frederick A. Masoudi, John A. Spertus, Biff F. Palmer, Mikhail Kosiborod

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Background: Hyperkalemia is common and potentially dangerous in hospitalized patients; its contemporary prevalence and prognostic importance after acute myocardial infarction are not well described. Methods: In 38,689 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarction from the Cerner Health Facts database, we evaluated the association between maximum in-hospital potassium levels and in-hospital mortality. Patients were stratified by dialysis status and grouped by maximum potassium as follows:

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAmerican Journal of Medicine
StateAccepted/In press - 2016


  • Acute myocardial infarction
  • Dialysis
  • Hyperkalemia prevalence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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