Monophasic action potential-like electrocardiogram simulating acute myocardial infarction has been reported in patients with hyperkalemia. We report two cases presenting marked diffuse RS-T elevation resembling monophasic action potential. They had abnormal electrolyte levels, including hyperkalemia and hypocalcemia in case 1 and hypokalemia and hypocalcemia in case 2. The ECG abnormality returned to baseline after correction of potassium and calcium. We conclude that monophasic action potential-like electrocardiogram is caused by electrolyte disturbance other than acute myocardial infarction.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of Interventional Cardiac Electrophysiology|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2003|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine