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Cases Related To Blood Pressure - Part I

A 45-year-old woman complains of a two-month history of fast heart rate and palpitations.

History

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A 45-year-old woman comes into your office complaining of a two-month history of fast heart rate and palpitations. She also notes sweating and nervousness. In addition, she complains of a swelling in the lower portion of her neck. Examination reveals a diffuse goiter.

Thyroid Stimulating Hormone (TSH) is reduced. Thyroid levels t3 and t4 are elevated.



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Authors and Reviewers

Authored by Dr. Jonathan Keroes, MD and David Lieberman, Developer, Virtual Cardiac Patient. Medically reviewed by Dr. Barbara Erickson, PhD, RN, CCRN.
Last Update: 2/8/2019
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