Relationship between blood pressure and glucose tolerance in acromegaly.

  title={Relationship between blood pressure and glucose tolerance in acromegaly.},
  author={Marie-Lise Jaffrain-R{\'e}a and Carlo Moroni and Roberto Baldelli and Claudia Battista and Pietro Maffei and Massimo Terzolo and M Correra and Maria Rosaria Ghiggi and Elisabetta Ferretti and Alberto Angeli and Nicola Sicolo and Vincenzo Trischitta and Antonio Liuzzi and Rosario Cassone and Guido Tamburrano},
  journal={Clinical endocrinology},
  volume={54 2},
BACKGROUND Hypertension represents a well-known risk factor for cardiovascular diseases. The pathogenesis of hypertension in acromegaly is commonly viewed as multifactorial, but the possible influence of metabolic disorders on blood pressure (BP) in affected patients is largely unknown. OBJECTIVE The aim of the present study was to evaluate the impact of glucose metabolism abnormalities on BP values in a series of patients with active acromegaly. DESIGN An open multicentre prospective study… CONTINUE READING