Common blood test could advance life-saving treatment for heart failure – News-Medical.Net

Reviewed by Emily Henderson, B.Sc.Jul 16 2020
Biomedical experts believe that half of heart failure patients likely have low levels of the thyroid hormone T3 in their cardiac tissue. While heart failure symptoms are commonly attributed to cardiovascular conditions like coronary artery disease and high blood pressure, a growing number of studies suggest that low cardiac T3 may significantly contribute to a patient’s symptoms and underlying heart dysfunction. Now, researchers at the New York Inst…

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