Review Articles

Hypothyroidism and the Heart



Hypothyroidism is a commonly encountered clinical condition with variable prevalence. It has profound effects on cardiac function that can impact cardiac contractility, vascular resistance, blood pressure, and heart rhythm. With this review, we aim to describe the effects of hypothyroidism and subclinical hypothyroidism on the heart. Additionally, we attempt to briefly describe how hypothyroid treatment affects cardiovascular parameters.


hypothyroidismsubclinical hypothyroidismthyroxinethyroid-stimulating hormone
  • Year: 2017
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Page/Article: 55-59
  • DOI: 10.14797/mdcj-13-2-55
  • Published on 1 Apr 2017
  • Peer Reviewed