Paper Title
ECG and Echocardiographic Changes in Newly Diagnosed Hypothyroidism

The present study included 100 patients was conducted at Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences, Karad. Thyroid function tests done in patients under study. Electrocardiogram and Echocardiography were done in the patients under study. Results: More than 65% subjects were found to have cardiovascular changes. ECG changes seen were sinus bradycardia in 35.5%, low voltage complexes in 16.6%, T Wave inversion in 7.8%, RBBB in 4.4%.About 64% cases had changes in echocardiographiy. Most common finding was diastolic dysfunction seen in 20% cases. This was followed by pericardial effusion in 16.6 % and increased IVSD thickness in 16.6% cases. Conclusion: This study suggests that it is important to evaluate patients of hypothyroidism for cardiovascular changes as prompt treatment with thyroxine could improve cardiovascular morbidity and mortality in patients with hypothyroidism.