CLINICAL TRIALS: New nonabsorbable potassium-exchange resins in hyperkalaemia

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New data suggest that treatment with patiromer or sodium zirconium cyclosilicate for up to 8 weeks reduces plasma potassium levels in hyperkalaemic patients. If proven safe and effective for long-term use, these therapies might be administered together with intensive renin-angiotensin-aldosterone blockade to reduce adverse effects and renal and cardiovascular risk.

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