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The spectrum of echocardiographic abnormalities in hypothyroidism and the effect of hormonal treatment.
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PMID:  17590809     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Cross-sectional echocardiography was used to identify and quantify different cardiac abnormalities in 85 patients with hypothyroidism. Pericardial effusion was the most common and was found in 32 patients (37.6%), while abnormal increase in left ventricular dimensions with impairment of function followed next in frequency (16.4%). Asymmetrical septal hypertrophy as well as segmental wall motion abnormality were each detected in 11.76%. Holosystolic prolapse of the mitral valve was present in only 4.7% of the cases. Different combinations of abnormalities were observed in a total of 22 patients (25.76%), and pericardial effusion was a constant finding. Some of the abnormalities were reversed with physiological thyroxin replacement, but abnormal wall motion remained unimproved.
M S Nouh; O O Famuyiwa; R A Sulimani; A Al-Nuaim
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of Saudi medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0256-4947     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Saudi Med     Publication Date:  1991 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-06-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507355     Medline TA:  Ann Saudi Med     Country:  Saudi Arabia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  611-5     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Medicine, College of Medicine and King Khalid University Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
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