Letters Fatal thyrotoxic cardiomyopathy

β blockers and decompensated heart failure

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b955 (Published 09 March 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b955
  1. Jonathan R Dalzell, clinical research fellow in cardiology1
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Western Infirmary, Glasgow G11 6NT
  1. j.dalzell{at}nhs.net

    The lesson of Soh and Croxson’s article was that β blockers may precipitate circulatory collapse in thyrotoxic patients with low output heart failure.1 This lesson should be extended to state …

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