Effects of L-thyroxine Replacement Therapy on Carotid Intima-media Thickness in Patients with Primary Hypothyroidism


Cakal E., Turgut A. T. , Demirbas B., Ozkaya M., Cakal B., Serter R. , ...Daha Fazla

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES, cilt.117, ss.294-300, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 117 Konu: 6
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1055/s-0028-1085998
  • Dergi Adı: EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.294-300

Özet

Background: in hypothyroid patients, the risk for cardiovascular disease is higher and ultrasonography (US) demonstrates that the carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) is significantly increased. We hypothesized that L-thyroxine replacement therapy might be able to reverse the process associated with increase in CIMT in patients with primary hypothyroidism.