Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0022p164 | Cardiovascular endocrinology and lipid metabolism | ECE2010

Correlation of plasma B-type natriuretic peptide (BNP) levels with electrocardiographic (ECG) signs of right ventricular strain in patients with acute pulmonary embolism

Mihaela Pascu Alina , Radoi Mariana , Bobescu Elena , Coculescu Mihail

Background: We previously demonstrated plasma BNP to be a valuable biomarker of right ventricular dysfunction (RVD) in patients with acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Several specific ECG abnormalities related to the right ventricular strain were described in patients with PE.Objective: Assessment of the correlation of plasma BNP levels with ECG signs of RVD in patients with PE.Methods: Seventy patients with confirmed acute PE, 42(60%...

ea0056p676 | Obesity | ECE2018

Gender specific differences in patients with metabolic syndrome and major depression

Mihaela Pascu Alina , Iulian Ifteni Petru , Teodorescu Andreea , Poroch Vladimir , Nicoleta Moga Silvia , Burtea Victoria

Background: Metabolic syndrome (MetSy) comprises a cluster of risk factors (central obesity, high blood pressure, low high density lipoprotein [HDL]-cholesterol, elevated triglycerides and hyperglycaemia) associated to the risk of cardiovascular diseases development. Depression has also been reported to be associated with an increased risk for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, the underlying mechanisms being still poorly described. MetSy may mediate this association, but o...