Hypercalcemia-induced ST-segment elevation mimicking acute myocardial infarction.

Journal Article

We describe a patient who presented with abdominal pain radiating to the chest and ST elevation in the precordial leads, mimicking acute myocardial infarction. Urgent coronary angiography revealed normal coronary arteries and his serum troponin has not increased. Subsequently, he was found to have severe hypercalcemia. ST segment elevation resolved after correction of hypercalcemia. This phenomenon of ST elevation secondary to hypercalcemia has been described only two times in the English literature to date.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nishi, SPE; Barbagelata, NA; Atar, S; Birnbaum, Y; Tuero, E

Published Date

  • July 2006

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 39 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 298 - 300

PubMed ID

  • 16777515

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-8430

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-0736

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2005.10.015

Language

  • eng