n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Acute coronary syndrome due to coronary vasospasm associated with thyrotoxicosis : case reports
|Article Title||Acute coronary syndrome due to coronary vasospasm associated with thyrotoxicosis : case reports|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Affiliations||1 University of Cape Town|
|Publication Date||Aug 2012|
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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