Atrial fibrillation in hypothyroidism

Dinesh Kumar Patel, Jaspal S Gujral

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A 27-year-old woman presented with palpitation, chest pain, and shortness of breath in the emergency room. Electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation. Subsequent work-up was normal including oxygen saturation, chest X-ray, electrolytes, and echocardiogram, but showed clear evidence of primary hypothyroidism (sensitive thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) of 14 mcIU/ ml and free T4 < 0.5 ng/dl). She was treated with appropriate thyroxin replacement without recurrence of atrial fibrillation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)140-142
Number of pages3
JournalJournal, Indian Academy of Clinical Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009


  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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