About the book
Potassium is an essential mineral for a variety of body functions. Adequate potassium stores are essential for a variety of body functions including sodium and water homeostasis, acid base balance, proper neuromuscular function, regulation of bone mineral metabolism, and optimization of blood pressure control and cardiac function. It is proven to be a strong predictor of cardiovascular outcomes independent of other risk factors.
Potassium derangements are common and can result in life-threatening complications. Despite its importance, the management of potassium can be challenging and intimidating for many trainees or even seasoned clinicians. Having a systemic approach to potassium disorders based upon a solid understanding of pathophysiology, without being constrained by excessive scientific detail, is crucial.
This book is intended to be a concise, and easy-to-read reference that provides the clinician and other healthcare providers with an in-depth understanding of pathophysiology of potassium disorders and a systemic diagnostic and treatment approach based upon existing evidence. We will include clinical examples and exercises to reinforce key concepts. It is intended to be a useful companion book for students in the healthcare profession, mid-level providers, trainees and clinicians responsible for the management of electrolyte disorders.