guidelines for potassium replacement

There are new guidelines for potassium replacement.

Many patients who could benefit from potassium supplements are not getting them. Potassium helps lower blood pressure...prevent arrhythmias...and reduce the risk of stroke.

Aim for a serum potassium of at least 4.0 mmol/L in patients with hypertension...congestive heart failure...arrhythmias...diabetes...and those at risk for stroke.

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