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Related to apathetic hyperthyroidism: thyroid crisis
apathetic hyperthyroidismEndocrinology A masked hyperthyroidism, more common in depressed older Pts Clinical Hypermetabolic state manifest by weight loss, CHF, supraventricular tachyarrhythmia
Overactivity of the thyroid gland, presenting as heart failure, arrhythmias (such as atrial fibrillation), weight loss, or psychological withdrawal. This is more often a presentation of hyperthyroidism in older than in younger patients. Diagnosis is usually easier in the latter group because they present with the classic symptoms of hyperthyroidism. Synonym: subclinical h
See also: hyperthyroidism