The effects of simvastatin and levothyroxine on intima-media thickness of the carotid artery in female normolipemic patients with subclinical hypothyroidism: a prospective, randomized-controlled study.

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BACKGROUND Patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (sHT) have an increased risk of developing atherosclerosis, probably related to dyslipidemia. We compared the effects of levothyroxine (L-T4) versus simvastatin treatment on carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) and lipid profiles in patients with sHT. METHODS Forty female patients with newly-diagnosed… (More)

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