The non-thyroidal illness syndrome in acute coronary syndrome is associated with increased cardiac morbidity and mortality.

@article{Adawiyah2010TheNI,
  title={The non-thyroidal illness syndrome in acute coronary syndrome is associated with increased cardiac morbidity and mortality.},
  author={J Adawiyah and A W Norasyikin and Nur Hazelen Mat and Azhar Shah Shamsul and Kamaruddin Nor Azmi},
  journal={Heart Asia},
  year={2010},
  volume={2 1},
  pages={11-4}
}
INTRODUCTION The non-thyroidal illness syndrome (NTIS) or the sick euthyroid syndrome refers to abnormal changes in circulating thyroid hormones due to systemic illnesses. Thyroid hormones are pivotal in the regulation of normal cardiac functions. However, the effects of the NTIS on the heart in acute coronary syndrome (ACS) are still unclear. METHODS A 6-month prospective cohort study involving 85 patients admitted with ACS was carried out. TSH, FT4 and FT3 were assessed on days 1, 5 and 42… CONTINUE READING