Dilated cardiomyopathy and thyrotoxicosis complicated by septic abortion

Gary Hankins, T. W. Lowe, F. G. Cunningham

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In this case report, a combination of septicemia, anemia, and acute volume overload was initially thought to have caused dilated cardiomyopathy with pulmonary edema; however, vigorous therapy for these effected minimal improvement. Subsequently, severe thyrotoxicosis was recognized and treatment was followed by slow but complete reversal of cardiac dysfunction that paralleled medical amelioration of hyperthyroidism.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-86
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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