Cerebral embolization in atrial fibrillation complicating hyperthyroidism

H. B. Giddings, Martin I. Surks

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation occurs in 10% of patients with thyrotoxicosis. Although embolization is frequently associated with atrial fibrillation in patients with organic cardiac disease, hyperthyroid patients with this arrhythmia are generally not considered at risk for this complication. Indeed, standard texts do not mention the possibility of systemic embolization in hyperthyroidism. The authors describe a patient with Graves' disease and atrial fibrillation whose otherwise typical course was complicated by a cerebral embolus and severe neurologic deficit. Underlying cardiac disease could not be demonstrated by noninvasive techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2567-2568
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Medical Association
Volume240
Issue number23
DOIs
StatePublished - 1978

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Hyperthyroidism
Atrial Fibrillation
Heart Diseases
Intracranial Embolism
Thyrotoxicosis
Graves Disease
Neurologic Manifestations
Cardiac Arrhythmias

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Cerebral embolization in atrial fibrillation complicating hyperthyroidism. / Giddings, H. B.; Surks, Martin I.

In: Journal of the American Medical Association, Vol. 240, No. 23, 1978, p. 2567-2568.

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