Muhammad Ali Chaudhry*, Luanda Grazette and Michael W. Fong Pages 13 - 16 ( 4 )
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.
Myxedema heart disease, brief review, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, epidemiology, pathophysiology.
Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Aultman Hospital, Canton, Ohio-44710, OH, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles-90033, LA, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles-90033, LA