Study links hyperthyroidism to increased risk of cardiovascular death

05/2/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Researchers looked at data from more than 574,595 patients and found that those with subclinical hyperthyroidism were 24% more likely to die from heart disease. Patients with just slightly higher levels of thyroid-stimulating hormone that was still within the normal range faced a 21% greater risk of cardiovascular death. The study was presented at the European Congress of Endocrinology.

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