Coronary flow reserve is impaired in subclinical hypothyroidism


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Baycan S., Erdogan D., Caliskan M., Pamuk B. O. , Ciftc O., Gullu H., ...More

CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY, vol.30, no.11, pp.562-566, 2007 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 11
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/clc.20132
  • Journal Name: CLINICAL CARDIOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.562-566
  • Keywords: subclinical hypothyroidism, coronary flow reserve, echocardiography, ISCHEMIC-HEART-DISEASE, L-THYROXINE THERAPY, RISK-FACTOR, DOPPLER-ECHOCARDIOGRAPHY, THYROID-DYSFUNCTION, DOUBLE-BLIND, ATHEROSCLEROSIS, LEVOTHYROXINE, CHOLESTEROL

Abstract

Objective: Although the cardiovascular system is highly sensitive to thyroid hormones, the cardiovascular effects of subtle thyroid dysfunction such as subclinical hypothyroidism (SHT) remain unclear. Therefore, we investigated coronary flow reserve (CFR) reflecting coronary microvascular function in patients with SHT.