Acromegaly and the heart: An echocardiographic study

  title={Acromegaly and the heart: An echocardiographic study},
  author={Robert C. Smallridge and Sol I. Rajfer and J E Davia and Marcel Schaaf},
  journal={The American journal of medicine},
  volume={66 1},
Twenty-seven patients with acromegaly had echocardiograms performed to delineate the ventricular septum, left ventricular posterior wall and mitral valve. Left ventricular function was assessed by calculating the systolic internal dimensional shortening of the left ventricle. Six patients met the criteria for asymmetric septal hypertrophy and eight had concentric left ventricular hypertrophy. The remaining 13 patients were categorized as "normal," although six had septal measurements greater… CONTINUE READING


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