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Had valve replacements. Had too much potassium intake. Low platelets, kidney failure. What to do?

When I had two valves replaced this year, because of not being monitored properly was given too much potassium causing problems. Had a blood test yesterday, heart Dr. said red platelets too low and I am to see GP tom. My kidneys failed while in hospital due to potassium overdose, could this new condition be caused from that error. Thx, C.J.
Asked On : Mon, 6 Aug 2012
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Thanks for the query.
Potassium overdose is unlikely to cause kidney failure.
We need to analyse your medical history and medication history along with a thorough physical exam to ascertain the cause of kidney failure.
Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Sun, 1 Sep 2013
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