ECG abnormalities that are more frequent in patients with hyperthyroidism

  Sinus tachycardia

  Increased voltage, especially in the young

  Supraventricular arrhythmias : atrial fibrillation (most common), atrial flutter

  Left anterior fascicular block

  Atrial premature systole (APS), ventricular premature systole (VPS)

  Non-specific ST segment and T wave changes

  Any type of atriventricular block (less common)

  In patients with atrial fibrillation, it is more difficult to control high ventricular rate if the patient also has accompanying hyperthyroidism.


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