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Hashimoto's disease, first degree heart block, heart attack. More prone to death?

Relationship Hashimoto s Disease or Hypothyroidism [diagnosis since 2009] to First Degree Heart Block [since 1959 at least, when diagnosed] and Heart Attack [see Susan Cheng, Framingham Study and @2011 British Study in is it EuroCardio? ~ if Heart Attack those with Block more prone to death]. Thank you! Douglass Adamsson, AB Yale, JD, EdD, MDiv Harv [ETS], Professor, Fine Art/ist
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The age of patient, degree of damage to heart, current state of first degree heart block & associated symptoms, if any, and current status of thyroid hormone levels is not mentioned, and they play a significant role in prognosis of this patient.
A heart attack in a patient with preexisting first degree heart block, need not carry a worse prognosis or relatively more chances of death. However development of new, higher degree of block with heart attack carries more chances of complications and death.
Hypothyroidism if uncorrected, itself may lead to weakening of heart muscle and reduced pumping.
you are welcome to raise further query with more information.

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