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ea0032p184 | Cardiovascular Endocrinology & Lipid Metabolism | ECE2013

Adults with GH deficiency have subclinical longitudinal left ventricular dysfunction, without significant vascular function impairment, suggesting intrinsic myocardial disease

Badiu Corin , Mihaila Sorina , Mincu Raluca , Dobrescu Ruxandra , Vinereanu Dragos

Aims: GH deficiency (GHD) is associated with increased cardiovascular events. We aimed to evaluate cardiac, arterial, and endothelial function, by conventional and 2D speckle tracking echocardiography (STE), and biomarkers (proBNP and troponin I), in GHD patients by comparison with normal individuals with similar cardiovascular risk profile.The study included 52 GHD patients (46.9±15.6, 36 males), free of cardiovascular disease, severe hypertension ...