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ea0029p1624 | Thyroid (non-cancer) | ICEECE2012

Hyperthyroidism in patients with acute atrial fibrillation attended at an emergency room

Moreno C. , Esperto H. , Silva N. , Fonseca I. , Ruas L. , Vieira A. , Alves M. , Sofia G. , Saraiva J. , Nascimento Costa J. , Carvalheiro M.

Introduction: Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common cardiac complication of hyperthyroidism, with significant mortality and morbidity resulting from embolic events. In patients who attend at an emergency room (ER) with acute AF, the thyroid hormones aren’t usually evaluated given the low prevalence of hyperthyroidism in the general population.Aims: To assess the prevalence of thyroid dysfunction in adult patients who presented at an ER with ac...