Correlation between Thyroid Hormone Values and Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Velkoska Nakova, Valentina and Krstevska, Branka and Srbinovska, E. and Bosevski, Marijan (2012) Correlation between Thyroid Hormone Values and Carotid Intima Media Thickness in Patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism. In: International and 14th European Congress of Endocrinology , 5-9 May, Firence, Austria.

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Abstract

Purpose: The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of thyroid-stimulating (TSH) and free thyroxin (fT4) hormones on carotid intima media thickness (cIMT). Material and methods: Sixty nine consecutive patients who attended to the Department of University Clinic of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolic disorders with newly diagnosed subclinical hypothyroidism (ScH) were evaluated for mean and maximal cIMT. ScH were defined as elevated TSH with normal fT4 serum values. Results: Mean TSH, fT4, cIMT, and max cIMT were: 7,9±3,6 mU/L, 14,5±2,8 pmol/L, 0,61±0,1 mm, and 0,65±0,1 mm, respectively. Statistically significant positive correlation were evaluated between TSH value and mean and max cIMT (r=0,28, and r=0,29, respectively p<0,05). While fT4 statistically significant negative correlated with mean and max cIMT (r=-0,35, and r=-0,33, respectively p<0,01). Conclusion: Thyroid hormone values are correlated with carotid intima media thickness in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism. Key words: carotid intima media thickness, thyroid-stimulating hormone, subclinical hypothyroidism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Valentina Velkovska
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2012 22:29
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2012 11:07
URI: http://eprints.ugd.edu.mk/id/eprint/237

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