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Can you have a heart attack with graves diease ?

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Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience in Internal Medicine
Not especially: THe autoimmune disease attacking the thyroid is not directly associated with the heart. THe activated thyroid can cause the heart to beat very rapidly and that can be stressful and damage the heart. this is not common especially since the group that gets graves is young.
Answered on May 25, 2016

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