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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 139-140

Silent myocardial infarction during hypoglycemic coma

1 Department of Medicine, Gian Sagar Medical College, Ramnagar, District Patiala, India
2 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Jammu, India

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Varun Vijay Mahajan
H.No. 211 sector-1 Channi Himmat, Jammu- 180015, Jammu and Kashmir
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.91210

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Hypoglycemia is a common complication of treatment of diabetes mellitus. The potential neurological complications of hypoglycemia as seizures and coma are well-recognized entities. A hypoglycemic episode is a risk factor for a patient with diabetes to have cardiovascular complications. Myocardial ischemia and infarction are known to occur in the setting of hypoglycemia. In view of the potential association of the two, the diabetic patients should undergo a routine ECG in such circumstances.

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