Hypopituitarism reduces life expectancy and increases the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, as well as death. Abnormalities in the cardiovascular system may be independently related to GH deficiency (GHD). The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate coronary flow reserve and diastolic function in GHD adult patients at diagnosis and after 1 year of GH replacement therapy. As control group, an age- and sex-matched population was chosen. All patients and controls were non-smokers, non-diabetic, and normotensive, with no history of vascular disease. 14 patients with adult-onset GHD and 17 controls represent the two study groups. Anthropometric data, blood pressure, lipid profile, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and IGF-I plasma levels, coronary flow reserve (CFR), and LV diastolic function (evaluated by E/A) were collected in all subjects before and after 12 months of GH replacement therapy. Compared with controls, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels were significantly higher at baseline and return, comparable to controls after 1 year of GH replacement (GHRT). GHD patients showed a blunted CFR at baseline (P 

One-year GH replacement therapy reduces early cardiac target organ damage (TOD) in adult GHD patients

Boschetti, Mara;Teti, Claudia;Albertelli, Manuela;Ferone, Diego
2017

Abstract

Hypopituitarism reduces life expectancy and increases the risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases, as well as death. Abnormalities in the cardiovascular system may be independently related to GH deficiency (GHD). The aim of this study was to prospectively investigate coronary flow reserve and diastolic function in GHD adult patients at diagnosis and after 1 year of GH replacement therapy. As control group, an age- and sex-matched population was chosen. All patients and controls were non-smokers, non-diabetic, and normotensive, with no history of vascular disease. 14 patients with adult-onset GHD and 17 controls represent the two study groups. Anthropometric data, blood pressure, lipid profile, glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) and IGF-I plasma levels, coronary flow reserve (CFR), and LV diastolic function (evaluated by E/A) were collected in all subjects before and after 12 months of GH replacement therapy. Compared with controls, systolic and diastolic blood pressure and LDL cholesterol levels were significantly higher at baseline and return, comparable to controls after 1 year of GH replacement (GHRT). GHD patients showed a blunted CFR at baseline (P 
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