EDWIN C. ALBRIGHT, M.D.; PARRY D. SODER, M.D.; CHARLES W. CRUMPTON, M.D.
The beneficial effect of thyroidectomy for intractable angina pectoris was first reported in 1933 by Blumgart.1 Subsequent reports2, 3 confirmed and extended the original observations. The hazard of major surgery in the seriously ill cardiac patient limited the number in whom hypothyroidism could be induced surgically. The introduction of radioiodine provided a simple, safe method for induction of hypothyroidism in these poor-risk patients. Numerous reports on the successful use of I131 in treatment of angina pectoris have appeared since 1950.4-10
The purpose of this paper is to present the results of I131 therapy of 24 euthyroid patients with severe
ALBRIGHT EC, SODER PD, CRUMPTON CW. I131-INDUCED HYPOTHYROIDISM IN INTRACTABLE ANGINA PECTORIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;49:271–277. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-49-2-271
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;49(2):271-277.
Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Endocrine and Metabolism, Thyroid Disorders.
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