Potassium level in blood may increase because of side affects by some kind of medicines and ACE inhibitors can be taken in order to balance the potassium level in blood.
My father is going to get a heart pacemaker on Friday. However he went for his blood work today and was told that he has high levels of potassium. The reason for the pacemaker is that his heart rythm is irregular and is have major shortness of breath. My question is, could his heart problems be from the low potassium levels and if so, what is the treatment? Should he go through having the pacemake put in when his problems may be potassium? Are those ki connected