Thyroid hormone alterations during and after cardiopulmonary bypass.

The haemodynamic effects of thyroid hormones are well known and include those on heart rate, contractility and myocardial oxygen consumption. Cardiopulmonary bypass produces various alterations in endocrine homoeostasis and may exert important haemodynamic effects postoperatively. The purpose of this prospective study was to determine the relation of… CONTINUE READING