Thyroid Function Changes in the Elderly and Their Relationship to Cardiovascular Health: A Mini-Review


Fecha de publicación: 1 january 2019


Autores: Barbesino G. 

Background: Thyroid hormones have significant effects on the cardiovascular systems. In general, hyperthyroidism is associated with an increased risk of dysrhythmias, while hypothyroidism may cause atherosclerosis. Recent large studies have sought to identify aging-associated changes in thyroid function and their relevance to cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in the elderly.

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