Hypothyroidism and the Heart

Maja Udovcic, Raul Herrera Pena, Bhargavi Patham, Laila Tabatabai, Abhishek Kansara

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Abstract

Hypothyroidism is a commonly encountered clinical condition with variable prevalence. It has profound effects on cardiac function that can impact cardiac contractility, vascular resistance, blood pressure, and heart rhythm. With this review, we aim to describe the effects of hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism on the heart. Additionally, we attempt to briefly describe how hypothyroid treatment affects cardiovascular parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)55-59
Number of pages5
JournalMethodist DeBakey cardiovascular journal
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 26 2017

Keywords

  • Journal Article

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