Common Causes of ST Elevation

There are a large number of causes of ST Segment elevation without infarction.

The aim of this session is to review the conditions which are likely to mimic ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI).

Some are cardiac in origin (e.g. pericarditis, Brugada syndrome,) but others are not (e.g. hyperkalaemia or pulmonary embolism).

Causes of ST elevation

Table 1: Cardiac and other causes of ST Elevation

Cardiac

Intracranial

Other

Drugs

Metabolic

Abdominal

ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction (STEMI)

Stroke

Spinal Cord injury

Digoxin

Hyperventilation

Peritonitis

Pericarditis

Raised Intracranial Pressure

Pulmonary Embolism

Isoprenaline

Hyperkalaemia

Ventricular Aneurysm

Intracranial Haemorrhage

Hypothermia

Quinidine

Brugada syndrome

Procainamide

Left Bundle Branch Block

Learning bite

There are many causes of ST Segment elevation which are not related to acute myocardial infarction.

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