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

[ Vol. 15 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Muhammad Ali Chaudhry*, Luanda Grazette and Michael W. Fong   Pages 13 - 16 ( 4 )

Abstract:


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.

Affiliation:

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

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