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«MEDICAL WRITING: CASE ABSTRACT_118»
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Unusual presentation of
thyrotoxicosis as complete heart block and renal failure: a case report
Thyrotoxicosis is a clinical
entity often very difficult to diagnose without biochemical confirmation as its
clinical features can be highly varied. The most common cardiac manifestations
of thyrotoxicosis are resting sinus tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia
including atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter with or without cardiac
failure. Bradycardia and atrio-ventricular conduction defects are very uncommon
We report the case of a
59-year-old Caucasian man presenting with progressive weight loss, abnormal
liver function, acute renal failure and complete heart block due to
Thyrotoxicosis should be
considered as a possible diagnosis in patients with bradycardia and heart
blocks associated with abnormal symptoms like weight loss. Nevertheless, the
clinical, electrophysiological and biochemical abnormalities associated with
thyrotoxicosis may be completely reversible restoring euthyroid state.
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