Case Reports

Severe Hypercalcemia Mimicking ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction

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Abstract

The identification of ST-segment elevation on the electrocardiogram is an integral part of decision making in patients who present with suspected ischemia. Unfortunately, ST-segment elevation is nonspecific and may be caused by noncardiac causes such as electrolyte abnormalities. We present a case of ST-segment elevation secondary to hypercalcemia in a patient with metastatic cancer.

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hypercalcemiaSTEMIelectrocardiogram
  • Year: 2014
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Page/Article: 193-197
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-10-3-193
  • Published on 1 Jul 2014
  • Peer Reviewed