JOHN S. LA DUE, M.D.
This report presents the autopsy findings in a patient dying of heart failure due to myxedema and points out the similarity of her myocardial lesions to those found in the beriberi heart. The case history of another patient with myxedema heart treated with thiamin and vitamin B complex and then with thyroid extract is reviewed.
The clinical syndrome of heart failure sometimes associated with hypothyroidism (myxedema heart) was first described by Zondek1 in 1918. It was later recognized in this country by Fahr2 and has since been discussed by many investigators.3 Hallock4 showed that the cardiac output of the myxedema
LA DUE JS. MYXEDEMA HEART: A PATHOLOGICAL AND THERAPEUTIC STUDY1. Ann Intern Med. ;18:332–344. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-3-332
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(3):332-344.
Cardiology, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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