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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 3 ( July, 2012 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Refractory cardiogenic shock in an infant with congenital hypothyroidism

Syed Ahmed Zaki, Amit Dolas

Keywords : Congenital hypothyroidism, hypotension, levothyroxine, refractory shock.

Citation Information : Zaki SA, Dolas A. Refractory cardiogenic shock in an infant with congenital hypothyroidism. Indian J Crit Care Med 2012; 16 (3):151-153.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.102086

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-07-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Thyroid dysfunction causes remarkable cardiovascular derangements. Both systolic and diastolic dysfunction of the heart can occur in hypothyroidism leading to cardiac arrhythmia and congestive heart failure. Refractory cardiogenic shock and hypotension in congenital hypothyroidism is rare. We describe a 5-month-old female infant with congenital hypothyroidism and refractory cardiogenic shock. Cardiac function and hemodynamic stability were restored after starting levothyroxine therapy.


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