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Respiratory and Circulatory Collapse in a Previously Healthy Patient with Unrecognized Hyperthyroidism

Case Presentation - January 2010

John M .Galla, MD

A previously healthy 42 year-old Caucasian woman was brought to the emergency room at an outside hospital by her husband with complaints of two hours of chest pain and tingling in her left arm.

Past Medical History

She was a homemaker with two healthy teenage children. She had previously undergone a tubal ligation and arthroscopic knee surgery. She was a lifelong non-smoker and was taking no medications.

Reviewed: 11/13

Non-critical demographic information has been changed to protect the anonymity of the individual and no association with any actual patient is intended or should be inferred.

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