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Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas

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GARCIA TASSE, Marcelina  y  SERRA VALDES, Miguel A. Myocardiopathie myxedematosa. Report of case. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2011, vol.10, n.4, pp.486-491. ISSN 1729-519X.

Introduction: Hypothyroidism or Gull's disease (1873) is the most frequent endocrine affection in all races worldwide.The annual incidence of new cases is 1-2 % of general population. It has been estimated that this rate reaches 6-7% of the female population over 60 years. Presentation: It's a case report of a 32 years old black woman with hypothyroidism post-thyroidectomy. The patient gives up treatment and enters the hospital with cardiac insufficiency, pericardium effusion and symptoms of hypothyroidism with myxedema. Discussion: Symptoms such as dilatation with hypokynesia, infiltration with restrictions, pericardium disorders with associated effusión and dysrhythmias in some cases are usually imtegrated to this cardiomyopathy. Conclusion: The patient had a satisfactory evolution after reenter the hospital with the former measures and treatment. In some cases damage is irreversible.

Palabras clave : Hypothyroidism; myxedema; myocardiopathies myxedematosus.

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