Heart Lung 2018 May 21. Epub 2018 May 21.
Department of Cardiology, New York Medical College, St. Joseph Medical Center, 703 Main Street, Paterson, NJ 07503, USA.
Amiodarone is a benzofuran derivative that contains 37% iodine by weight and is structurally similar to the thyroid hormones. Amiodarone has a complex effect on the thyroid gland, ranging from abnormalities of thyroid function tests to overt thyroid dysfunction, with either thyrotoxicosis or hypothyroidism. Myxedema coma secondary to amiodarone use has been rarely reported in the literature. Read More