Thyroid function and cardiovascular events in chronic kidney disease patients

Afsar B., Yilmaz M. I. , Siriopol D., Unal H. U. , Saglam M., Karaman M., ...More

JOURNAL OF NEPHROLOGY, vol.30, no.2, pp.235-242, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40620-016-0300-y
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.235-242
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Background and aims Abnormalities of thyroid function are commonly seen in chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. They are associated with adverse clinical conditions such as atherosclerosis, endothelial dysfunction, inflammation and abnormal blood pressure variability. We investigated the association between thyroid disorders and endothelial function, assessed by flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) and carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), and cardiovascular events (CVE) in CKD patients.