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Arch Intern Med. 2000 Sep 11;160(16):2429-36.

New guidelines for potassium replacement in clinical practice: a contemporary review by the National Council on Potassium in Clinical Practice.

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  • 1Cardiovascular Division, MMC 508, University of Minnesota, 420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA.

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This article is the result of a meeting of the National Council on Potassium in Clinical Practice. The Council, a multidisciplinary group comprising specialists in cardiology, hypertension, epidemiology, pharmacy, and compliance, was formed to examine the critical role of potassium in clinical practice. The goal of the Council was to assess the role of potassium in terms of current medical practice and future clinical applications. The primary outcome of the meeting was the development of guidelines for potassium replacement therapy. These guidelines represent a consensus of the Council members and are intended to provide a general approach to the prevention and treatment of hypokalemia.

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