Utility of routine thyroid-stimulating hormone determination in new-onset atrial fibrillation in the ED

Francesco Buccelletti, Annarita Carroccia, Davide Marsiliani, Emanuele Gilardi, Ng Silveri, Francesco Franceschi

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Abstract

Hyperthyroidism is a relative uncommon but important cause of atrial fibrillation. The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of routine thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) determination in the emergency department (ED) in patients presenting to the ED with stable, new-onset atrial fibrillation. We derive a set of clinical criteria in which TSH is likely to be normal and therefore thyroid function evaluation deferrable to a different time from ED visit.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1158-1162
Number of pages5
JournalTHE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
Volume29
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Aged
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Chi-Square Distribution
  • Confidence Intervals
  • Cross-Sectional Studies
  • Emergency Service, Hospital
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Likelihood Functions
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Odds Ratio
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • ROC Curve
  • Sensitivity and Specificity
  • Thyrotropin
  • Thyroxine
  • Triiodothyronine

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