Does Having My Thyroid Removed Affect My Heart? – Health Essentials from Cleveland Clinic (blog)

Posted: July 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm

Q: Does having my thyroid removed affect my heart?

A: The thyroid is really important because thyroid levels control your energy level and heart rate, your bowel function and your concentration. When you have your thyroid removed, its really important to replace the thyroid hormone to the appropriate amount so you can still function normally. Your endocrinologist, primary care doctor or your cardiologist should be checking your thyroid hormones level, which is called the TSH, to make sure its where it needs to be. With too much thyroid hormone, your heart may be racing. If you have too little, your heart pumping function may be reduced. In extreme situations, you may even have very low energy and have something called myxedema coma. These are just a few examples of the effects of thyroid hormone on the heart.

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Preventive cardiologistHaitham Ahmed, MD, MPH

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