n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Acute coronary syndrome due to coronary vasospasm associated with thyrotoxicosis : case reports

Volume 30, Issue 8
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



The cardiovascular manifestations of hyperthyroidism are well known. It is less well recognised that angina may be due to coronary spasm caused by hyperthyroidism in a small subset of patients.

I report on a patient who presented with angina and hyperthyroidism in whom repeated coronary angiography revealed coronary vasospasm. The suggested mechanism of the coronary vasospasm is thyrotoxicosis due to Graves' disease.

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