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Diabetic keto-acidosis and hyperkalaemia induced pseudo-myocardial infarction
  1. M Egred,
  2. W L Morrison

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ST segment elevation on ECG has other causes apart from myocardial infarction (MI) and in the thrombolytic treatment era, this may expose the patient to unnecessary drug treatment or invasive procedures that have the potential risk of complications.

A 30 year old insulin dependent diabetic man was treated for severe diabetic keto-acidosis. He was a smoker with a 15 …

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