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CASE REPORT
Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 144-146

Cardiac tamponade in a patient with primary hypothyroidism


1 Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University (KIMSU), Satara, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Microbiology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University (KIMSU), Satara, Maharashtra, India
3 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University (KIMSU), Satara, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Virendra C Patil
Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University (KIMSU), Dhebewadi Road, Karad, Dist: Satara - 415 110, Maharashtra
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2230-8210.83358

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Pericardial effusion is frequently found in patients with hypothyroidism, but it is rarely associated with cardiac tamponade. Hypothyroidism complicated by cardiac tamponade is rarely referenced in the medical literature. Here we report an unusual case of a 45-year-old female, who presented with breathlessness and was found to have hypothyroidism with large pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade. Treatment included an emergency pericardiocentesis followed by thyroxine hormone replacement.


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