SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease II
SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster
PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM
INTRODUCTION: Thyroid gland dysfunction greatly alters the hemodynamics of the body resulting in major changes in cardiac output, blood pressure and pulmonary vascular resistance amongst others. Hyperthyroidism is a reversible cause of pulmonary hypertension. When the underlying hormonal imbalance is corrected, the result is improved cardiovascular outcomes and symptoms. Usually, the etiology in these cases is toxic multi-nodular goiter but can also occur with other causes of hyperthyroidism.