Severe cerebral and cardiac dysfunction associated with thyroid decompensation after cardiac operations.

@article{Appoo1997SevereCA,
  title={Severe cerebral and cardiac dysfunction associated with thyroid decompensation after cardiac operations.},
  author={Jehangir J. Appoo and Jean F Morin},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={1997},
  volume={114 3},
  pages={
          496
        }
}
Cerebral and cardiac dysfunctions are common complications of cardiac operations. The widely known causes include cerebral hypoperfusion, embolism, and inadequate myocardial protection. Severe hypothyroidism causing myxedema coma and cardiac depression after cardiac operations is rare but should be considered, because cardiac surgery can aggravate hypothyroidism, and the complications are reversible with prompt recognition and appropriate therapy. Clinical summary. A 78-year-old man was brought… CONTINUE READING