ea0021p261 | Pituitary | SFEBES2009
, Wright Dianne
, Aye Mo
, Moisey Robert
Hypopituitarism is associated with increased cardiovascular mortality. It has been suggested that hypogonadism, hypothyroidism, growth hormone deficiency (GHD), or indeed unphysiological hormone replacement regimens, might contribute to this excess cardiovascular risk. The adverse effect of hypercortisolaemia on insulin resistance, carbohydrate metabolism and hypertension is well recognised. It is also known that glucocorticoids adversely affect the coagulation-fibrinolytic sy...