Parathyroidectomy in asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism reduces carotid intima-media thickness and arterial stiffness


Cansu G. B. , Yilmaz N., ÖZDEM S., BALCI M. K. , SÜLEYMANLAR G., ARICI C., ...More

CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY, vol.84, no.1, pp.39-47, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/cen.12952
  • Title of Journal : CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.39-47

Abstract

Objective Although an International Workshop has suggested that cardiovascular assessment in asymptomatic primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) patients is not necessary, improvements in risk factors of subclinical atherosclerosis have been shown following parathyroidectomy. The objectives of this study were to determine whether parathyroidectomy in asymptomatic PHPT patients causes any change in carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), arterial stiffness [pulse wave velocity (PWV)] and soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) levels.