Sudden cardiac arrest as a rare presentation of myxedema coma: case report

@inproceedings{Salhan2017SuddenCA,
  title={Sudden cardiac arrest as a rare presentation of myxedema coma: case report},
  author={Divya Salhan and Deepak Sapkota and Prakash Verma and Saroj Kandel and Omar Abdulfattah and Antony Lixon and Deribe Zwenge and Frances Schmidt},
  booktitle={Journal of community hospital internal medicine perspectives},
  year={2017}
}
Myxedema coma is a decompensated hypothyroidism which occurs due to long-standing, undiagnosed, or untreated hypothyroidism. Untreated hypothyroidism is known to affect almost all organs including the heart. It is associated with a decrease in cardiac output, stroke volume due to decreased myocardial contractility, and an increase in systemic vascular… CONTINUE READING