Japanese Heart Journal
Online ISSN : 1348-673X
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Case Reports
Myxedema Associated with Cardiac Tamponade
Chih-Ta LinChih-Jen LiuTin-Kwang LinChih-Wei ChenBin-Chen ChenChih-Lon Lin
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2003 Volume 44 Issue 3 Pages 447-450

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Pericardial effusion is frequently found in patients diagnosed with hypothyroidism, yet it is rarely associated with cardiac tamponade. This report presents an atypical case concerning a 60-year-old Taiwanese female, with a history of thyroidectomy surgery due to thyroid cancer, who was later diagnosed with myxedema and cardiac tamponade. Treatment included an immediate pericardiocentesis followed by thyroxine hormone replacement therapy. Postoperative and recovery phases progressed favorably, and the patient's prognosis is good.

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