Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Early thyroid gland dysfunction and biorhythmic activity disturbance in patients with cardiovascular pathology and atrial fibrillation

Year: 2012, volume 8 Issue: №4 Pages: 926-933
Heading: Internal Diseases Article type: Review
Authors: Baurina Yu.O., Mayskova Е.А., Shvarts Yu.G.
Organization: Saratov State Medical University

The review deals with the problem of combined pathology of the thyroid gland and cardiovascular system, the state of thyroid homeostasis in atrial fibrillation. The main mechanisms of action of thyroid hormones on the heart and blood vessels, particularly changes in the cardiovascular system with hypo-or hyperthyroidism; the possibility of substitution therapy in subclinical disease have been presented in the article. Characteristics of daily rhythmic activity of thyroid gland in normal and various pathological conditions with persistent and paroxysmal atrial fibrillation have been considered.

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