Risk factors for cardiovascular disease in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism


Toruner F. S. , Altinova A. E. , Karakoc A., YETKİN İ., Ayvaz G., Cakir N.

ADVANCES IN THERAPY, vol.25, no.5, pp.430-437, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12325-008-0053-7
  • Journal Name: ADVANCES IN THERAPY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.430-437
  • Keywords: cardiovascular risk, lipids, lipoprotein, subclinical hypothyroidism, thyroid hormones, HORMONE RECEPTOR-BETA, THYROID-DISEASE, HOMOCYSTEINE CONCENTRATIONS, HEART-DISEASE, LIPID PROFILE, DOUBLE-BLIND, LIPOPROTEIN, CHOLESTEROL, PLASMA, SUBSTITUTION

Abstract

Introduction: The relationship between subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) and cardiovascular disease is not fully understood. We investigated risk factors for cardiovascular disease (lipid profile, lipoproteins, insulin resistance, C-reactive protein [CRP] homocysteine [Hcy] and fibrinogen levels) and their relationships with thyroid hormones in SCH patients and controls.