Progression of cardiovascular disease in acromegalic patients treated by external pituitary irradiation.


Cardiovascular complications are a major cause of morbidity and mortality in acromegaly and seem to be related to the long duration of the disorder. Conventional external pituitary irradiation for acromegaly produces a consistent, but slow, fall in elevated serum growth hormone (GH) levels. It has not been established whether such treatment is effective in… (More)


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