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. , ...More

EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES, vol.117, no.6, pp.294-300, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 117 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1055/s-0028-1085998
  • Title of Journal : EXPERIMENTAL AND CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & DIABETES
  • Page Numbers: pp.294-300

Abstract

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.