Thyroxine and cardiac electrophysiology - a forgotten physiological duo?

Show simple item record Ker, James A. 2012-10-19T12:00:08Z 2012-10-19T12:00:08Z 2012-08-22
dc.description.abstract Thyroid hormone exerts numerous effects on the cardiovascular system. Hypothyroidism can lead to various electrocardiographic and mechanical changes in the heart and blood vessels. The potential risk for sudden cardiac death in patients with hypothyroidism have never been properly explored. However, numerous reports of various electrocardiographic changes indicative of such a risk has been published. In this case report the occurrence of ventricular late potentials in a case of overt hypothyroidism is described and furthermore, the disappearance of these potentials with T4 treatment alone is shown. It is concluded that the concept that undiagnosed and/or untreated hypothyroidism poses a risk for sudden cardiac death is worth exploring. en_US
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dc.identifier.citation Ker, J 2012, 'Thyroxine and cardiac electrophysiology—a forgotten physiological duo?'. Thyroid Research, vol. 5, no. 8, pp. 1-4. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1756-6614 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1756-6614 (online)
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BioMed Central en_US
dc.rights © 2012 Ker; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License. en_US
dc.subject Hypothyroidism en_US
dc.subject Late potentials en_US
dc.subject Sudden cardiac death en_US
dc.title Thyroxine and cardiac electrophysiology - a forgotten physiological duo? en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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