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Thyroid function and atherosclerosis

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Abstract

There have been many observations of heart disease in association with hypothyroidism. Most of these have been isolated case reports and have been somewhat anecdotal. The early reports are reviewed by Smyth and Arbor1. Much attention has been paid to the difficulties of managing hypothyroidism in the patient with heart disease as thyroid replacement may worsen angina or precipitate cardiac failure in the predisposed patient2.

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Thyroid Function Ischaemic Heart Disease Autoimmune Thyroiditis Hypothyroid Patient Thyroid Antibody 
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© R. W. Stout 1982

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The Queen’s University of BelfastUK

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