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Isolated right ventricular failure in hyperthyroidism: a clinical dilemma

Published Online: August 7th 2018 Heart International 2011;6(2):e11
Authors: Ryan J. McDonough, Marvin S. Moul, Darrick Beckman, Ahmad M. Slim
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We present a unique case of a 42-year-old gentleman with newly diagnosed Graves’ disease and isolated right ventricular failure. Extensive evaluation to include echocardiogram and cardiac catheterization were negative for significant pulmonary hypertension or coronary artery disease as potential etiologies. Hyperthyroid induced vasospasm is a rare but reported clinical entity that serves to be a clinical and diagnostic dilemma.

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Coronary artery, vasospasm, hyperthyroidism, ventricular failure.

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Ahmad M. Slim, Cardiology Service, MCHE-MDC, 3851 Roger Brooke Drive, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX, USA. Tel: +1.78234.6200; +1.210.916-5451 – Fax: +1.210.916-3051. E-mail: ahmad.slim@us.army.mil

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2011-05-24T00:00:00

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