PMID: 2568099May 1, 1989Paper

Peri-operative management of severe thyrotoxicosis with esmolol

H R VijayakumarJ J Ferrara


A case of severe thyrotoxicosis with cardiac decompensation is reported. Use of propranolol was followed by cardiovascular collapse. Esmolol, the beta-1 adrenoceptor blocking agent was successfully used to control the thyrotoxic state. A discussion of possible advantages of esmolol is provided.


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