Case report: Severe hypercalcemia mimicking ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Action Potentials
  • Aged
  • Biomarkers
  • Calcium
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Kinetics
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome

MeSH Major

  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Electrocardiography
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Myocardial Infarction

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.

publication date

  • September 2014
  • July 2014

has subject area

  • Action Potentials
  • Aged
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac
  • Biomarkers
  • Calcium
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Kinetics
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Neoplasm Metastasis
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Risk Factors
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Treatment Outcome

Research

keywords

  • Case Reports
  • Journal Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4280246

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.14797/mdcj-10-3-193

PubMed ID

  • 25574349

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 193

end page

  • 197

volume

  • 10

number

  • 3