Sick euthyroid syndrome in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic heart failure.

  title={Sick euthyroid syndrome in patients with moderate-to-severe chronic heart failure.},
  author={Cristina Opasich and Franco Pacini and Nicolino Ambrosino and Pier Giorgio Riccardi and Oreste Febo and Roberto Ferrari and Franco Cobelli and Luigi T Tavazzi},
  journal={European heart journal},
  volume={17 12},
BACKGROUND Changes in peripheral thyroid hormone concentration and metabolism can occur in euthyroid patients suffering from severe non-thyroidal illnesses. Recently, sick euthyroid syndrome has been reported in patients suffering from advanced heart failure. AIM This study was to evaluate prospectively the presence and pathophysiological implications of sick euthyroid syndrome in moderate-to-severe chronic heart failure patients. METHODS The study population were 199 chronic heart failure… CONTINUE READING


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