The cause of low voltage QRS complex in primary hypothyroidism. Pericardial effusion or thyroid hormone deficiency?

@article{Tajiri1985TheCO,
  title={The cause of low voltage QRS complex in primary hypothyroidism. Pericardial effusion or thyroid hormone deficiency?},
  author={Junichi Tajiri and Minoru Morita and Keishi Higashi and Hiroyuki Fujii and Naoki Nakamura and Tomoyuki Sato},
  journal={Japanese heart journal},
  year={1985},
  volume={26 4},
  pages={539-47}
}
In order to clarify the cause of low voltage QRS complex seen on ECG (low voltage), thyroid hormones, LDH isozyme and pericardial effusion (PE) were studied in 39 patients with primary hypothyroidism. Low voltage and PE were found in 12 of 39 (30.8%) and 12 of 27 (44.4%), respectively. Serum T4 in patients with low voltage (Group 1) was significantly lower than that in patients without low voltage (Group 2) (T4 1.4 +/- 1.7 vs 2.8 +/- 2.3 micrograms/dl, p less than 0.05). Group 1 had a higher… CONTINUE READING

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