Mnemonic for Differential Diagnosis of Hyperkalemia: ART x 3
Artifact, e.g. hemolytic sample
RTA type 1 (distal RTA)
Tumor lysis syndrome
Transcellular shift, e.g. in acidosis
Treatment – urgent treatment required if K+ higher than 6
Among patients with AMI, the lowest mortality was observed with potassium levels between 3.5 and 4.5 mEq/L. JAMA, 2012.