Internal Medicine: Open Access

Internal Medicine: Open Access
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-8048

Faiza A Qari

Faiza A Qari
Department of Endocrinology at King Abdulaziz University,
P. Box 13043, 21943 Jeddah
Saudi Arabia

  • Research Article
    Hypothyroidism Associated with Echocardiographic Abnormalities
    Author(s): Faiza A QariFaiza A Qari

    Objective: To evaluate the relationship between hypothyroidism and pericardial effusion, dilate cardiomyopathy and the LV ejection fraction (EF) through an echocardiographic scan. Design: Retrospective study. Settings: Single tertiary center, King Abdulaziz University Hospital, from January 2015 to January 2017. Patients: 314 patients followed up for hypothyroidism. Intervention: None. Main outcome measures: Echocardiographic abnormalities. Results: The average age of the subjected group was 57 which is significantly older than control group (P value=0.0001). In addition, the subjected group were treated with higher doses of amaidiorone than the control group which was quite a drastic difference (p value=0.03.. Read More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-8048.1000237

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