Sudden cardiac death complicating newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in the setting of subclinical hyperthyroidism

Stavros Emmanouil Mountantonakis, Eugen C. Palma

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Abstract

Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common arrhythmia in clinical practice and a predictor of all-cause mortality. Subclinical hyperthyroidism is an independent risk factor for developing AF but its clinical significance in younger patients has not been established. We describe a clinical case of a 44-year-old female with newly diagnosed AF, degenerating to ventricular fibrillation in the setting of subclinical hyperthyroidism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)659-661
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Electrocardiology
Volume41
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008

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Sudden Cardiac Death
Hyperthyroidism
Atrial Fibrillation
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Cardiac Arrhythmias
Mortality

Keywords

  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Subclinical hyperthyroidism
  • Sudden cardiac death
  • Ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Sudden cardiac death complicating newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation in the setting of subclinical hyperthyroidism. / Mountantonakis, Stavros Emmanouil; Palma, Eugen C.

In: Journal of Electrocardiology, Vol. 41, No. 6, 11.2008, p. 659-661.

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