International Journal of Endocrinology / 2016 / Article / Tab 2

Clinical Study

Cardiac Effects of Thyrotropin Oversuppression with Levothyroxine in Young Women with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

Table 2

Clinical and laboratory characteristics of the control group and differentiated thyroid cancer patients receiving long-term (5 to 9 years) levothyroxine suppression therapy.

ParametersCancer group ()Control patients ()P value

Age (years)0.637
BMI (kg/m2)0.198
Heart rate (beats/min)0.484
SBP (mmHg)0.662
DBP (mmHg)0.819
TSH (mU/L)0.001
Free T4 (pmol/L)0.002
Free T3 (pmol/L)0.730
NT-pro-BNP (pg/mL)0.198

Data are expressed as mean standard deviation. values are calculated by Mann-Whitney test. BMI, body mass index; DBP, diastolic blood pressure; SBP, systolic blood pressure; TSH, thyroid-stimulating hormone.

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