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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