Case report: Severe hypercalcemia mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Robert C. Schutt, John Bibawy, Mina Elnemr, Amy L. Lehnert, David Putney, Anusha S. Thomas, Colin M. Barker, Craig M. Pratt

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)193-197
Number of pages5
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume10
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2014

Keywords

  • STEMI
  • electrocardiogram
  • hypercalcemia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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