Major adverse cardiovascular and cerebral events in hypothyroid patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention

Giuseppe Pasqualetti, Valeria Calsolaro, Fabio Monzani


Zhang et al. (1) carried out a large prospective naturalistic study on patients who underwent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) evaluating the role of thyroid hypo-function on major clinical outcomes from in-hospital stay up to 10 years of follow up with a median observation of 3 years. The enrolled population was representative of adult patients (mean age of the whole cohort 64.6 years) with several traditional risk factors (previous cardiovascular events or coronary artery disease, hypertension, diabetes mellitus, obesity, dyslipidemia and smoking status), which accounted for high risk of cardiovascular events.

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