ARTHUR M. MASTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.; JENNY STRICKER, M.D.
The following case is reported because it presented all the typical findings of myxedema heart, which disappeared after thyroid treatment. In addition, the occurrence of pericardial effusion in myxedema heart and its bearing on the symptomatology of the disease will be discussed.
History. B. S., a white female of 37, developed the clinical signs and symptoms of hyperthyroidism at the age of 27. The basal metabolic rate at that time was +63 per cent. Following a subtotal thyroidectomy the patient did well until one year ago, when progressive weakness and fatigability became evident. Despite a normal blood count
MASTER AM, STRICKER J. MYXEDEMA HEART; REPORT OF A CASE1. Ann Intern Med. ;15:123–127. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-15-1-123
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1941;15(1):123-127.
Cardiology, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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