SAMUEL H. AVERBUCK, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Although masked hyperthyroidism as a cause of clinical heart disease has received well deserved emphasis by some authors (Lahey,1 Levine,2 Sturgis and Levine3) this subject has not received the adequate attention of internists. The thyroid factor, overshadowed by the signs and symptoms of heart failure, is extremely difficult to recognize, particularly in older individuals. In this older group of patients a diagnosis of the relatively more common arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease offers a ready explanatory etiology for the cardiac insufficiency. Its acceptance, however, automatically limits the therapeutic possibilities. In sharp contrast on the other hand is the opportunity for achieving
AVERBUCK SH. MASKED HYPERTHYROIDISM AS A CAUSE OF HEART DIEASE: (With Report of a Case With Long Standing Auricular Fibrillation Cured by Subtotal Thyroidectomy)1. Ann Intern Med. 1942;16:1011–1018. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-16-5-1011
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1942;16(5):1011-1018.
Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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