Myxedema Heart Disease: A Rare Disease Entity: Case Report and Brief Review of the Literature

Author(s): Muhammad Ali Chaudhry*, Luanda Grazette, Michael W. Fong.

Journal Name: Current Hypertension Reviews

Volume 15 , Issue 1 , 2019

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Background: Myxedema heart disease is an extremely rare disease entity and should be suspected in patients with unexplained heart failure refractory to conventional treatment. Myxedema coma with co- existent heart disease is not well known and very few cases have been reported.

Conclusion: Here, we present an interesting case of myxedema coma with severe valvular cardiomyopathy followed by a concise review of the literature with special emphasis on epidemiology, pathophysiology, diagnosis and therapeutic modalities.

Keywords: Myxedema heart disease, brief review, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, epidemiology, pathophysiology.

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VOLUME: 15
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2019
Page: [13 - 16]
Pages: 4
DOI: 10.2174/1573402114666181001121108
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