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Vineetha Kanneganti, Harpreet Singh, Vikas Suri, Ashish Bhalla
Keywords : Beck's triad, Cardiac tamponade, Hypothyroidism, Massive pericardial effusion
Citation Information : Kanneganti V, Singh H, Suri V, Bhalla A. An Unusual Manifestation of Cardiac Tamponade in Autoimmune Thyroiditis. 2023; 2 (2):34-36.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 06-05-2023
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2023; The Author(s).
Cardiovascular manifestations of hypothyroidism include bradycardia, diastolic hypertension and increased peripheral vascular resistance. Pericardial effusion occurs in about 30% of hypothyroid individuals, but cardiac tamponade is rare because fluid accumulation occurs slowly, allowing the pericardium to stretch. Here we report a case of a young female who presented with cardiac tamponade, which on evaluation, was diagnosed as autoimmune thyroiditis. The patient was managed with emergency echocardiography directed pericardiocentesis and levothyroxine supplementation.