[Reciprocal changes of triiodothyronine and reverse triiodothyronine in the early stage of myocardial infarction (author's transl)].Klin Wochenschr. 1980 Jan 02; 58(1):51-2.KW
The changes of thyroid hormones and TSH in plasma of males in the early stage of myocardial infarction are described. Already on admission T3 was diminished and went on falling. On admission rT3 was elevated and reached its maximum after 19 hours. T4 and TSH did not show essential alterations. The results suggest that in the early stage of myocardial infarction a rapid shift of the monodeiodination of T4 to rT3 occurs instead of T3 with a quick decrease of T3 and increase of rT3 in the blood.