Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1995;38(10):1417-1421.
Published online October 15, 1995.
A Case of Congenital Hypothyroidism with Echocardiograpnic Features Similar to Cardiomyopathy
Suk Min Choi, Heung Dong Kim
Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Inje University, Sanggye Paik Hospital, Korea
심에코도에서 심근증 유사소견을 나타내었던 선천성 갑상선 기능저하증 1례
최석민, 김흥동
인제대학교 의과대학 소아과학교실, 상계백병원
Abstract
A case of congenital hypotyroidism with echocardiographic features similar to cardiomyopathy was presented. The patient was untreated and incidentally found. In 2-D echocadiography the ventricular septum was asymmetrically hypertrophied and chest X-ray showed cardiac enlargement. After treatment with thyroid hormone, the septal hypertrophy and cardiomegaly returned to normal. Therefore, we concluded that echocardiographic study was useful for diagnosis and for following up cardiac manifestations of hypothyroidism.
Key Words: Hypothyroidism, Cardiomyopathy, Echocardiograpy


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