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Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2014 Jun;47(3):294-7. doi: 10.5090/kjtcs.2014.47.3.294. Epub 2014 Jun 5.

Successful surgical treatment of cardiac complication of graves disease.

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Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Korea.
Pusan National University Yangsan Children's Hospital, Pusan National University College of Medicine, Korea.


Cardiac complications such as arrhythmia and heart failure are common in Graves disease. Early detection and proper treatment of hyperthyroidism are important because cardiac complications are reported to be reversible if the thyroid function is normalized by medical treatment. We report here a case of cardiac complication of Graves disease that was too late to reverse with medical treatment and required surgical treatment.


1. Heart valve disease; 2. Arrhythmia; 3. Graves disease

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