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Acute myocardial infarction without significant coronary stenoses associated with endogenous subclinical hyperthyroidism.
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PMID:  20045206     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Subclinical hyperthyroidism is an increasingly recognized entity that is defined as a normal serum free thyroxine and free triiodothyronine levels with a thyroid-stimulating hormone level suppressed below the normal range and usually undetectable. It has been reported that subclinical hyperthyroidism is not associated with coronary heart disease or mortality from cardiovascular causes but it is sufficient to induce arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. Nowadays, there is growing interest regarding endogenous sublinical hyperthyroidism and the cardiovascular system. We present a case of acute myocardial infarction without significant coronary stenoses in a 75-year-old Italian woman with endogenous subclinical hyperthyroidism. Also this case focuses attention on the importance of a correct evaluation of endogenous subclinical hyperthyroidism.
Salvatore Patanè; Filippo Marte; Mauro Sturiale
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-31
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of cardiology     Volume:  156     ISSN:  1874-1754     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Cardiol.     Publication Date:  2012 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-03-06     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8200291     Medline TA:  Int J Cardiol     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e1-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Cardiologia Nuovo Presidio Ospedaliero Cutroni Zodda-Barcellona P.d.G(Me) Azienda Sanitaria Provinciale di Messina, Italy.
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