Impaired left ventricular diastolic function in acromegaly: an echocardiographic study.


To study diastolic function we digitized M-mode echocardiograms in 18 acromegalic patients (A) and compared them to an age matched control population (C). Wall thickness and left ventricular (LV) mass index are frankly increased in A (p less than 0.001). Filling pattern of the LV shows in A a prolongation of the isovolumic relaxation period (IRP) (p less… (More)


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