Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women with subclinical hypothyroidism.

@article{Luboshitzky2002RiskFF,
  title={Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in women with subclinical hypothyroidism.},
  author={Rafael Luboshitzky and Ariel Aviv and Paula Herer and Lena Lavie},
  journal={Thyroid : official journal of the American Thyroid Association},
  year={2002},
  volume={12 5},
  pages={421-5}
}
Overt hypothyroidism may result in accelerated atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease (CHD) presumably because of the associated hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, and hyperhomocysteinemia. As many as 10%-15% of older women have subclinical hypothyroidism (SH) and thyroid autoimmunity. Whether SH is associated with risk for CHD is controversial. We examined 57 women with SH and 34 healthy controls. SH was defined as an elevated thyrotropin (TSH) (>4.5 mU/L) and normal free thyroxine (FT(4… CONTINUE READING
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