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Published online: 2019-07-04
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Amiodarone — thyroid — arrhythmia. Difficult cooperation between endocrinologist and cardiologist A patient with amiodarone-induced thyroid disturbances

Piotr Koprowicz, Jakub Włodarczyk, Małgorzata Kurpesa, Jarosław D. Kasprzak, Tomasz Rechciński
Folia Cardiologica 2019;14(3):298-301.

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Vol 14, No 3 (2019)
Case Reports
Published online: 2019-07-04

Abstract

We present the case of a patient with atrial flutter (treated with cryoablation) and amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism (AIH). Administration of l-tyroxine supplementation triggered recurrence of arrhythmia. The report shows how difficult can be treating a patient with AIH and how important is cooperation between cardiologist and endocrinologist.

Abstract

We present the case of a patient with atrial flutter (treated with cryoablation) and amiodarone-induced hypothyroidism (AIH). Administration of l-tyroxine supplementation triggered recurrence of arrhythmia. The report shows how difficult can be treating a patient with AIH and how important is cooperation between cardiologist and endocrinologist.

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Keywords

amiodarone; atrial flutter; hypothyroidism; AIH

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Title

Amiodarone — thyroid — arrhythmia. Difficult cooperation between endocrinologist and cardiologist A patient with amiodarone-induced thyroid disturbances

Journal

Folia Cardiologica

Issue

Vol 14, No 3 (2019)

Pages

298-301

Published online

2019-07-04

Bibliographic record

Folia Cardiologica 2019;14(3):298-301.

Keywords

amiodarone
atrial flutter
hypothyroidism
AIH

Authors

Piotr Koprowicz
Jakub Włodarczyk
Małgorzata Kurpesa
Jarosław D. Kasprzak
Tomasz Rechciński

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