n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Cardiac death risk in diabetic haemodialysis patients increased due to thyroid problems




A prospective study found that diabetic haemodialysis patients' subclinical hyperthyroidism and euthyroid sick syndrome might increase the risk of sudden cardiac-related deaths. Dr Christiane Drechsler, of University Hospital Würzburg in Würzburg, Germany, and colleagues conducted a study that included 1 000 patients undergoing haemodialysis for diabetes. Of those patients, 78.1% had euthyroidism, 13.7% had subclinical hyperthyroidism, 1.6% had subclinical hypothyroidism and 5.4% had euthyroid sick syndrome.


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