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Vol 17, No 4 (2010)
Case Reports
Published online: 2010-07-27
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Lithium intoxication causing ST segment elevation and wandering atrial rhythms in an elderly patient

Mehmet Kayrak, Hatem Ari, Cetin Duman, Enes Elvin Gul, Ahmet Ak, Huseyin Atalay
Cardiol J 2010;17(4):404-407.

open access

Vol 17, No 4 (2010)
Case Reports
Published online: 2010-07-27

Abstract

Lithium overdoses causing cardiotoxicity are uncommon and electrocardiographic changes suggesting myocardial ischemia are rare. However, some authors have specifically reported the occurrence of ischemic electrocardiography changes due to a lithium overdose. This paper describes a case where electrocardiography changes mimic inferior myocardial infarction during the course of chronic lithium treatment in an elderly patient. The patient’s electrocardiography changes were partially resolved after hemodialysis.
(Cardiol J 2009; 17, 4: 404-407)

Abstract

Lithium overdoses causing cardiotoxicity are uncommon and electrocardiographic changes suggesting myocardial ischemia are rare. However, some authors have specifically reported the occurrence of ischemic electrocardiography changes due to a lithium overdose. This paper describes a case where electrocardiography changes mimic inferior myocardial infarction during the course of chronic lithium treatment in an elderly patient. The patient’s electrocardiography changes were partially resolved after hemodialysis.
(Cardiol J 2009; 17, 4: 404-407)
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Keywords

electrocardiography; toxicity

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Title

Lithium intoxication causing ST segment elevation and wandering atrial rhythms in an elderly patient

Journal

Cardiology Journal

Issue

Vol 17, No 4 (2010)

Pages

404-407

Published online

2010-07-27

Bibliographic record

Cardiol J 2010;17(4):404-407.

Keywords

electrocardiography
toxicity

Authors

Mehmet Kayrak
Hatem Ari
Cetin Duman
Enes Elvin Gul
Ahmet Ak
Huseyin Atalay

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