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Reversible dilated cardiomyopathy due to subclinical hyperthyroidism.
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PMID:  20118048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present a patient without primary heart disease in whom subclinical hyperthyroidism was accompanied by manifestations of dilated cardiomyopathy, as evaluated by echocardiography, coronary angiography, and radionuclide ventriculography. His condition was reversed 6 months after conventional treatment (furosemide, carvedilol, angiotensin-converting-enzyme inhibitor and thiamazole administration). This patient represents an exceptional case, as overt congestive heart failure with left ventricular dilatation and depressed ventricular ejection fraction is not a common finding in patients with hyperthyroidism, let alone patients with subclinical hyperthyroidism and no underlying heart disease.
Kostantinos Tsarouhas; Ioannis Kafantaris; Athanasios Antonakopoulos; Spiridoula Vavetsi; Pavlos Pavlidis; Loizos L Constantinou
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Hellenic journal of cardiology : HJC = Hellēnikē kardiologikē epitheōrēsē     Volume:  51     ISSN:  2241-5955     ISO Abbreviation:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Publication Date:    2010 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-02-01     Completed Date:  2010-05-13     Revised Date:  2013-08-07    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101257381     Medline TA:  Hellenic J Cardiol     Country:  Greece    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  67-70     Citation Subset:  IM    
2nd Department of Cardiology, Amalia Fleming General Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiomyopathy, Dilated / drug therapy,  etiology*,  radiography,  ultrasonography*
Coronary Angiography
Hyperthyroidism / complications*,  drug therapy
Treatment Outcome

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