Barrera VC, Lim SC
Department of Geriatric Medicine, Changi General Hospital, SingaporeFulltext PDF
Hyperthyroidism is a common disorder among the elderly. However, for the clinician it is often difficult to confidently make a clinical diagnosis. The excess thyroid hormone affects homeostasis of the heart, leading to high-output heart failure and eventually, dilated cardiomyopathy. The author discussed how hyperthyroidism affects cardiovascular pathophysiology, examine the complications caused by excess thyroid hormone discussed the complications and other available treatment options in the elderly patient.
Hyperthyroidism; Cholestatic jaundice; Carbimazole; Lithium
Barrera VC, Lim SC. Hyperthyroidism in the Elderly: Challenges in Diagnosis and Management. Am J Gerentol Geriatr. 2020; 3(1): 1021.