Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0090p428 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology | ECE2023

Effects of acromegaly treatment on left ventricular systolic function assessed by speckle tracking echocardiography: results from a prospective single-center study

Popielarz-Grygalewicz Agata , Stelmachowska-Banaś Maria , Raczkiewicz Dorota , Kochman Wacław , Zgliczyński Wojciech

Background: Despite the preserved left ventricular(LV) ejection fraction, patients with acromegaly are characterized by subclinical systolic dysfunction, i.e. abnormal global longitudinal strain(GLS) assessed by speckle-tracking echocardiography(STE). The effect of acromegaly treatment on LV systolic function assesed by STE has not been evaluated so far.Patients and methods: Thirty two naïve acromegaly patients with no detectable heart disease were ...

ea0063p724 | Pituitary and Neuroendocrinology 2 | ECE2019

The influence of acromegaly treatment on subclinical left ventricular dysfunction assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography (2D-STE)-preliminary results

Popielarz-Grygalewicz Agata , Stelmachowska-Banaś Maria , Gęsior Jakub , Czubalska Magdalena , Zgliczyński Wojciech , Kochman Wacław

Introduction: Cardiac disease called acromegalic cardiomyopathy may be present in patients with acromegaly at diagnosis, however most echocardiographic studies showed that systolic function, measured by ejection fraction (EF), in these patients is normal. Speckle tracking echocardiography (STE) is a novel method that allows for the study of global longitudinal strain (GLS), a marker of early and subclinical left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction. Some studies show subclini...