Abstract

Gerontology & Geriatrics Studies

Thyrotoxic Cardiomyopathy: A Study of Three Cases

  • Open or Close Adegbenga B Ademolu*

    Department of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Nigeria

    *Corresponding author: Ademolu AB, Department of Medicine, Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria, Tel: +2348033575940; Email: ademoluab@yahoo.com

Submission: August 19, 2017; Published: December 06, 2017

Volume1 Issue2
December 2017

Abstract

A 49 years old Nigerian female presents with breathlessness, pedal swelling, orthopnea, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea (PND) and palpitation. She had a goiter. Her EKG result showed atrial fibrillation. A 27 year old Nigerian female with Grave’s disease diagnosed 10 months prior to presentation presented with breathlessness, palpitation, orthopnea and PND. She was previously treated with carbimazole and propranolol with poor compliance. A 55 year old Nigerian female presented with breathlessness, orthopnea and PND. She had a history of a goiter 30 years earlier which regressed. Thyrotoxic heart disease can present with arrhythmia or dilated cardiomyopathy.

Keywords: Thyrotoxicosis; Cardiomyopathy; Arrhythmia

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