Published on:2nd Sep, 2015
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2015; 6(3):156-158
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2015.3.9

    Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia in hypothyrodism: a case report


    Laxmikant Ramkumarsingh Tomar*, Sundaram Thondikulam Gopalakrishnan and Amitesh Aggarwal

    Department of Medicine, University College of Medical Sciences and Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, University of Delhi, Dilshad Garden, Delhi-110095, India.


    Thyroid disorders, both hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism, have been known to cause many cardiovascular effects however; hyperthyroidism has been known to be an important factor in the aetiology of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia’s. Here, we report a case of young female who was a known case of hypothyroidism for one year, on thyroxine 25 mcg once a day, presented with acute onset palpitations and diaphoresis with electrocardiography (ECG) findings suggestive of Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia (PSVT). Since there is a paucity of cases reported on tachyarrhythmia’s associated with hypothyroidism, we wish to add this rare case to the literature.

    Key words: Hypothyroidism, paroxysmal, supraventricular, tachycardia.

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