Tag Archive: subclinical hypothyroidism

Feb 25

Incidence and progression of thyroid dysfunction in elderly

Gopinath B, et al. Five-year incidence and progression of thyroid dysfunction in an older population. Internal Medicine Journal 2010;40(9):642–649
The rate of progression from subclinical to overt hypothyroidism in older people is about 1 in 6 over five years.

Jan 05

Subclinical hypothyroidism and coronary heart disease

Rondondi N, et al. Subclinical hypothyroidism and the risk of coronary heart disease and mortality. JAMA. 2010;304(12):1365-1374.
Subclinical hypothyroidism (elevated TSH with normal thyroxine levels) is associated with increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) events and mortality.