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Question: ECG signs of Hyperglycemia


 jschenk - Sat Aug 11, 2007 5:24 pm

Can anyone tell me which ecg abnomalities can possibly be found in case of severe hyperglycemia.

I can imagine the signs of hyperkalemia because potassium moves from from intracellular to extracellular, but any others ? And why ?

thanks

Jacques
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Sat Aug 18, 2007 12:36 am

User avatar Hi Jacques,

There are no specific EKG findings for hyperglycemia that I am aware of. There can be changes in association with what ever is causing the hyperglycemia.

If the potassium is elevated one can see peaked T waves and a few other changes but these are not related directly to hyperglycemia.

Best wishes.

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