Dec 25, 2017
Author: Dave Rosenberg, M.D.
changes that can be seen in DKA include ST elevation and peaked
T-waves secondary to derangements in K levels.
DKA, serum K is high, but total body K is low, which can
cause said EKG abnormalities.
things cause ST elevation besides MI, so think beyond
someone in in DKA, think about the “Three I’s” for underlying
cause: (not taking) insulin, ischemia, infection.
References: Nageswara Rao Chava.
ECG in Diabetic Ketoacidosis. Arch Intern