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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2010 (2010), Article ID 563572, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2010/563572
Case Report

Hypercalcaemia Mimicking STEMI on Electrocardiography

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 5BE, UK

Received 30 September 2010; Accepted 22 November 2010

Academic Editor: Dierk Thomas

Copyright © 2010 Joseph Donovan and Mark Jackson. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Acute coronary syndrome is a common cause of presentation to hospital. ST segment elevation on an electrocardiogram (ECG) is likely to be cardiac in origin, but in low-risk patients other causes must be ruled out. We describe a case of a man with hypercalcaemia, no evidence of cardiac disease, and ECG changes mimicking acute myocardial infarction. These ECG changes resolved after treatment of the hypercalcaemia.