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      Recurrent Ventricular Tachycardia in Hypothyroidism -Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

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      Cardiology

      S. Karger AG

      Ventricular tachycardia, Hypothyroidism, QT interval

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          A 47-year-old woman suffered from recurrent attacks of ventricular tachycardia. Her electrocardiogram showed low voltage, right bundle branch block and prolonged QT interval. Hormonal studies disclosed primary hypothyroidism. The arrhythmia responded to treatment with procainamide and did not recur following thyroid replacement therapy. The QT interval returned to normal. Five similar cases reported in the literature are reviewed, emphasizing the importance of QT prolongation, in the context of hypothyroidism, as a risk factor for the occurrence of ventricular tachycardia.

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          CRD
          Cardiology
          10.1159/issn.0008-6312
          Cardiology
          S. Karger AG
          0008-6312
          1421-9751
          1988
          1988
          11 November 2008
          : 75
          : 4
          : 301-306
          Affiliations
          Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah, Hebrew University Medical School, Jerusalem, Israel
          Article
          174389 Cardiology 1988;75:301–306
          10.1159/000174389
          3048667
          © 1988 S. Karger AG, Basel

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