Coronary Vasospasm-Induced Myocardial Infarction: An Uncommon Presentation of Unrecognized Hyperthyroidism

Basma Ataallah, Barjinder Buttar, Alan Kaell, Georgia Kulina, Robert Kulina


Hyperthyroidism can present with cardiac issues, such as tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, and high output congestive heart failure. Rare case reports of coronary vasospasm leading to myocardial infarction (MI) are published. Of these cases, many are known to be hyperthyroid prior to cardiac presentation. We report a female patient with unrecognized thyrotoxicosis who presents with acute MI secondary to coronary vasospasm.

J Med Cases. 2020;11(5):140-141


Endocrinology; Hyperthyroidism; Thyrotoxicosis; Coronary vasospasm; Thyroid disease; Graves’ disease; Myocardial infarction

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