[Thyroid and cardiovascular disorders].

Polski merkuriusz lekarski : organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego

PubMedID: 15518416

Zysko D, Gajek J. [Thyroid and cardiovascular disorders]. Pol Merkur Lekarski. 2004;16(95):411-4.
In this study three problems concerning interactions between thyroid and cardiovascular system are discussed. Cardiac arrhythmias, congestive heart failure, pleural effusion, hyperlipidaemia, arterial hypertension may be consequences of thyroid disorders leading to inappropriate hormone secretion. During such illnesses as heart failure, myocardial infarction and in patients undergoing coronary artery bypass surgery profound changes may occur in thyroid hormone metabolism known as sick euthyroid syndrome. Treatment with amiodarone may lead to changes in thyroid tests results and to development of hypothyroidism or thyrotoxicosis.