[Cardiac function and the skin microcirculation in acromegaly].

  title={[Cardiac function and the skin microcirculation in acromegaly].},
  author={Richard Bach and Ernst Leicht and H J Langer and Reiner Hartenstein and Friedrich Jung and Georg Berg and D. Sch{\"a}tzer-Klotz and Klaus Bonaventura and Hermann Schieffer and Kurt F. Weinges},
  journal={Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift},
  volume={117 13},
The microcirculation was measured by nail-fold capillary video microscopy in 21 patients (12 men, 9 women; mean age 54.7 [29-74] years) with acromegaly. Levels of growth hormone (12.0-71.7 microU/ml) and of somatomedin C (2.4-10.5 IU/ml) were elevated in 10 patients, despite preceding treatment. Eleven patients had an increase in myocardial thickness and… CONTINUE READING