ASSESSMENT OF DIASTOLIC DYSFUNCTION, ARTERIAL STIFFNESS, AND CAROTID INTIMA-MEDIA THICKNESS IN PATIENTS WITH ACROMEGALY


Cansu G. B., YILMAZ N., Yanikoglu A., ÖZDEM S., Yildirim A. B., SÜLEYMANLAR G., ...More

ENDOCRINE PRACTICE, vol.23, no.5, pp.536-545, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.4158/ep161637.or
  • Journal Name: ENDOCRINE PRACTICE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.536-545
  • Kütahya Health Sciences University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Objective: Early diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases, the most frequent cause of morbidity and mortality in acromegaly, may be an efficient approach to extending the lifespan of affected patients. Therefore, it is crucial to determine any cardiovascular diseases in the subclinical period. The study objectives were to determine markers of subclinical atherosclerosis and asses heart structure and function.