Thyroid hormones exert important effects on the cardiovascular system, including effects on cardiac systolic and diastolic function, peripheral vascular resistance and arrhythmogenesis. Hyperthyroidism and hypothyroidism often cause opposing effects on cardiovascular physiology in the short term. Increasing evidence suggests that long-term vascular morbidity and mortality occurs in both overt and subclinical thyroid disease.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Current Opinion in Pharmacology|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2001|