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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 142-144

Severe hypercalcemia mimicking as ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction

Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

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Dr. Ravi Kant
Department of Medicine, Division of Diabetes and Metabolism, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Rishikesh - 249 203, Uttarakhand
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DOI: 10.4103/heartindia.heartindia_82_21

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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 a 52-year-old male who presented with ST-segment elevation secondary to hypercalcemia in a patient with hypertension with osteoporotic vertebral collapse.

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