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Fatal thyrocardiac event.
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PMID:  20885877     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Atrial fibrillation occurs frequently (2-20%) in chronic hyperthyroidism patients. Poorly treated thyrotoxic patients may present with a life-threatening cerebrovascular accident giving little scope to revert the situation. At times, it is difficult to make a patient euthyroid with conventional management. The definitive treatment of choice is (131)I, radioiodine. An adjusted dose of an oral anticoagulant is highly efficacious for the prevention of all types of strokes. Timely intervention by a skilled airway manager with right instruments is the key to success in airway management. A 50-year-old thyrotoxic, semiconscious male presented with a sudden onset of haemiplegia. He had chronic AF, a huge thyroid swelling with gross tracheal deviation and dilated cardiomyopathy. A CT scan showed infarction in the left middle cerebral artery territory. After initial improvement with conservative management, patient's condition deteriorated in the next 48 h. Repeat CT scan showed increase in the infarct size with haemorrhage and midline shift. Finally, he died despite all resuscitative measures.
Samit Kumar Khutia; Bhaskar Roy; Mohan Chandra Mandal; Sabyasachi Das
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of anaesthesia     Volume:  54     ISSN:  0976-2817     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Anaesth     Publication Date:  2010 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-04     Completed Date:  2011-07-14     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0013243     Medline TA:  Indian J Anaesth     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  255-8     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Anaesthesiology, NBMC, Sushrutanagar - 734 012, Darjeeling, West Bengal, India.
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