CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN SUBCLINICAL HYPOTHYROIDISM DUE TO DISLIPIDEMIA

S Kottagi, G Channashetti
2014 International Journal of Pharmaceutical and Biological Science Archive   unpublished
INTRODUCTION: Subclinical hypothyroidism is defined as a serum TSH concentration above the statistically defined upper limit of the reference range when serum T3 and T4 concentrations are within the reference ranges 1. Thus the measurement of serum TSH is the important test for diagnosis of mild thyroid failure when the peripheral thyroid hormone levels are within normal laboratory range 2. Subclinical hypothyroidism or mild thyroid failure has a prevalence rate of 3% to 8% in the population
more » ... n the population without known thyroid disease. The prevalence increases with age and is higher in women as compared to men. After the sixth decade of life, the prevalence in men reaches to that of women, with a combined prevalence of 10% 3 .
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