Triiodothyronine (T3) improves cardiovascular function during hemorrhagic shock.

Prior work showed that an intact thyroid axis augments survival from hemorrhagic shock (HS); this study assesses the effects of specific thyroid-related hormones on cardiovascular (CV) function during HS. Following thyroidectomy, 32 conditioned male dogs were subjected to HS to a mean arterial pressure (MAP) of 60 mm Hg for 90 min then to 40 mm Hg for 30… CONTINUE READING