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Risk of coronary heart disease, death with subclinical thyroid dysfunction

KEY POINT

Patients with subclinical hypo- or hyperthyroidism may be at a modest risk of coronary heart disease (CHD), cardiovascular mortality, and total mortality compared with euthyroid patients.

SOURCES

Ochs N et al. Meta-analysis: Subclinical thyroid dysfunction and the risk for coronary heart disease and mortality. Ann Intern Med. 2008;148:832–45. 

Biondi B et al. The clinical significance of subclinical thyroid dysfunction. Endo Rev. 2008;29:76–131. 

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