Electrocardiographic correlates of hyperglycemia in acute myocardial infarction

Int J Cardiol. 1989 Feb;22(2):267-9. doi: 10.1016/0167-5273(89)90078-8.


Clinical, biochemical and electrocardiographic parameters were studied in 10 patients with uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction with hyperglycemia (but normal glycosylated hemoglobin), and 15 age- and sex-matched patients with uncomplicated acute myocardial infarction without hyperglycemia. The magnitude of hyperglycemia correlated with the site and extent of the infarct, the magnitude of ST-segment elevation and the levels of 17-ketosteroids in the urine.

MeSH terms

  • Blood Glucose / metabolism
  • Electrocardiography*
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A / metabolism
  • Heart Conduction System / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Hyperglycemia / physiopathology*
  • Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology*
  • Prospective Studies


  • Blood Glucose
  • Glycated Hemoglobin A