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J Assoc Physicians India. 2011 Mar;59:178-9.

Reversible atrioventricular blocks in thyroid storm.

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Dept. of Medicine and Biochemistry, Pt. BD Sharma PGIMS, Rohtak, Haryana.

Abstract

Atrioventricular blocks or sinoatrial blocks are rarely described in patients with thyrotoxicosis or thyroid storm. The mechanism of these blocks remains obscure. Thyroid storm, being an emergency situation requires early diagnosis and management because if left untreated, it may prove fatal. Usually patients with AV blocks require pacing (temporary or permanent). Here we describe a case who developed AV blocks, did not undergo pacing, but recovered only on antithyroid treatment.

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PMID:
21751631
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