Cardiac effects of slow-release lanreotide, a slow-release somatostatin analog, in acromegalic patients.


Cardiac involvement, mostly characterized by left ventricular hypertrophy associated with various degrees of cardiac dysfunction, greatly contributes to the increased mortality and morbidity observed in acromegaly. Lanreotide is a new SRIF analog characterized by a slow-release (SR) formulation with the peculiarity of a 30-mg im administration every 10-14… (More)