Abnormal Left Ventricular Longitudinal Functional Reserve Assessed by Exercise Pulsed Wave Tissue Doppler Imaging in Patients with Subclinical Hypothyroidism

Akcakoyun M., Kaya H., Kargin R., Pala S., Emiroglu Y., Esen O., ...More

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM, vol.94, no.8, pp.2979-2983, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Response of systolic and diastolic velocities of mitral annulus to exercise in patients with subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH) has not been explored previously. We sought to investigate whether SCH is associated with abnormal left ventricular (LV) longitudinal function reserve to exercise.