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Anwar Habib1, Mohd Aslam2, Muhammad Uwais Ashraf2*, Shadab A Khan2
1Department of Medicine, Hamdard Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Jamia Hamdard. New Delhi, India.
2Department of Medicine, JN Medical College, AMU, Aligarh, UP, India.

Volume 3, Issue 1, Page 58-64, January-April 2015.

Article history
Received: 15 March 2015
Revised: 25 March 2015
Accepted: 15 April 2015
Early view: 20 April 2015

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Hyperkalemia is a common clinical condition associated with serious cardiac arrhythmias and at times may lead to death. Timely detection of hyperkalemia in a susceptible patient is crucial for patient survival. The emergence of new medications that specifically target hyperkalaemia could lead to new therapeutic horizons. Also, the prevention of severe episodes of hyperkalemia in high-risk patients requires measures aimed at the longterm normalization of potassium homeostasis. We present here an interesting case of Chronic Kidney Disease presenting with life threatening arrhythmia secondary to hyperkalemia. Prompt treatment of hyperkalemia reverted the arrhythmia in our patient and saved the life of a patient.

Keywords: Chronic Kidney Disease, Hyperkalemia.