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Published online: 2016-09-13
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Giant T-wave inversion with QT prolongation in a patient with end stage renal disease and hypocalcemia

Katarzyna Piestrzeniewicz, Ilona Kurnatowska, Tomasz Ciurus, Katarzyna Łuczak, Jarosław Drożdż
DOI: 10.5603/FC.2016.0052
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Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(4):327-329.

open access

Vol 11, No 4 (2016)
Case Reports
Published online: 2016-09-13

Abstract

T-wave changes in electrocardiogram frequently accompany conditions related to myocardial ischemia. A variety of other events are also known to result in giant T-wave inversion (GTWI). The advanced stages of chronic kidney disease carries a cluster of several traditional and uremia-specific cardiovascular risk factors and is associated with risk for electrolyte imbalance and venous thromboembolism, all being the possible reasons for GTWI. GTWI presents a diagnostic challenge for physicians. Medicine specialists should beware of overly one-sided clinical attention and consider diverse and complex basis of the observed signs and symptoms.

Abstract

T-wave changes in electrocardiogram frequently accompany conditions related to myocardial ischemia. A variety of other events are also known to result in giant T-wave inversion (GTWI). The advanced stages of chronic kidney disease carries a cluster of several traditional and uremia-specific cardiovascular risk factors and is associated with risk for electrolyte imbalance and venous thromboembolism, all being the possible reasons for GTWI. GTWI presents a diagnostic challenge for physicians. Medicine specialists should beware of overly one-sided clinical attention and consider diverse and complex basis of the observed signs and symptoms.

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Keywords

electrocardiogram; chronic kidney disease; hypocalcemia

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Title

Giant T-wave inversion with QT prolongation in a patient with end stage renal disease and hypocalcemia

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 11, No 4 (2016)

Pages

327-329

Published online

2016-09-13

DOI

10.5603/FC.2016.0052

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2016;11(4):327-329.

Keywords

electrocardiogram
chronic kidney disease
hypocalcemia

Authors

Katarzyna Piestrzeniewicz
Ilona Kurnatowska
Tomasz Ciurus
Katarzyna Łuczak
Jarosław Drożdż

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