eFit – HCP: Thyroid

Thyroid hormones have significant effects on the cardiovascular systems. Hyperthyroidism is associated with an increased risk of dysrhythmias, while hypothyroidism may cause atherosclerosis.

Both overt hypothyroidism and minor elevations of serum thyrotropin (TSH) levels associated with thyroid hormones within their respective reference ranges (termed subclinical hypothyroidism) are relatively common in older individuals. (1)

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Thyroid Hormones Treatment for Subclinical Hypothyroidism: A Clinical Practice Guideline (British Medical Journal):
Thyroid Function Testing in the Diagnosis and Monitoring of Thyroid Function Disorder (British Columbia Ministry of Health):

Reading List: Thyroid Function in Later Life

Thyroid Foundation of Canada:

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