© 2015 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg, All rights reserved. Acromegaly is due to long-term exposure to elevated levels of GH and IGF-I. The high prevalence of cardiac complications is the main cause of increased mortality, especially in active disease. The most common feature is a concentric biventricular hypertrophy; however, arrhythmias, diastolic followed by systolic dysfunction, valve disease, hypertension, and endothelial dysfunction may also be present. Control of the disease can improve cardiovascular morbidity and therefore reduce cardiovascular mortality.
|Title of host publication||PanVascular Medicine, Second Edition|
|Number of pages||6|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2015|