Coexistence of Hyperthyroidism and Pulmonary Hypertension

Mediha Ayhan, Neslihan Soysal Atile, Engin Guney


We diagnosed pulmonary hypertension concomitant with hyperthyroidism in two female patients referred to our clinic. In both patients’ etiology of hyperthroidism were Graves disease. As a result of management of hyperthroidism with antithyroid medical treatment, decline of pulmonary artery pressures were observed. Association of hyperthroidism with pulmonary hypertension has been notified as case reports in the literature. Current classifications do not give place to hyperthyroidism as a cause of secondary pulmonary hypertension. Primary pulmonary hypertension is however an exclusion diagnosis. We report our cases to point to the need of search for hyperthyroidism before diagnosing primary pulmonary hypertension.

J Endocrinol Metab. 2011;1(5):232-233


Hyperthyroidism; Pulmonary hypertension

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