Myxedema coma accompanied by sick sinus syndrome and hypoventilation: A case report

Ko Harada, Shuntaro Murakami, Kazuki Tokumasu, Yu Togawa, Fumio Otsuka

研究成果査読

5 被引用数 (Scopus)

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Myxedema coma is an emergency presentation of hypothyroidism, and cardiopulmonary manifestations of the disease are related to a high mortality rate. We herein report a case of myxedema coma accompanied by sick sinus syndrome requiring temporary cardiac pacing and hypercapnic respiratory failure in an 87-year-old woman. This case is unique because both of the cardiac and pulmonary manifestations were reversible and successfully treated with thyroid hormone replacement. Our case indicates that early detection of the condition and administration of levothyroxine are essential to improve the life-threatening condition and avoid invasive treatment such as permanent pacemaker implantation or intubation.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)206-208
ページ数3
ジャーナルJournal of General and Family Medicine
20
5
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 9月 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 地域医療
  • 老年医学
  • 内科学

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