Case report: cardiotoxic calcemia

Am J Med Sci. 1994 Jan;307(1):43-4. doi: 10.1097/00000441-199401000-00008.


The effects of hypercalcemia on the heart and the resulting alterations of the electrocardiogram are well established. However, there are only rare reports of arrhythmias caused by hypercalcemia in primary hyperparathyroidism. This article describes a case of severe hypercalcemia secondary to hyperparathyroidism causing tachy-brady syndrome.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arrhythmias, Cardiac / etiology*
  • Electrocardiography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypercalcemia / complications*
  • Hyperparathyroidism / complications