Thyroidectomy in Mechanical Circulatory Support - A Salvage Treatment for Thyrotoxicosis-Induced Cardiogenic Shock: Case Series

Rody G. Bou Chaaya, Lauren M. Saint & Onyedika J. Ilonze
Amiodarone is frequently used to treat arrhythmias in patients supported with left ventricular assist devices. Long term amiodarone use can cause hyperthyroidism ultimately leading to cardiomyopathy and sometimes thyrotoxicosis-induced cardiogenic shock (CS). We describe two cases of thyrotoxicosis-induced CS rescued by successful thyroidectomy under mechanical circulatory support (MCS) – one with a Heartmate III (Abbott Laboratories) and another supported with venoarterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (V-A ECMO). In refractory CS, the initiation of V-A ECMO as...

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