Structural, functional and autonomic changes in the cardiovascular system in growth hormone deficient patients.

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BACKGROUND Growth hormone deficiency (GHD) is known to cause higher rates of cardiovascular mortality. The purpose of the study was to analyze the structural and functional changes in the heart and investigate their relation to autonomic function as assessed with heart rate variability (HRV). METHODS Eleven untreated GHD patients (mean age 50.4 +/- 10.7… (More)

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@article{Erdoan2004StructuralFA, title={Structural, functional and autonomic changes in the cardiovascular system in growth hormone deficient patients.}, author={Doğan Erdoğan and Tufan T{\"u}kek and Fer{\'i}han Aral and H{\"u}seyin Oflaz and M. Fevsi Ozaydin and Orhan Kocaman and Vakur Akkaya and Taner G{\"o}ren and Senay Molvalilar}, journal={Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc}, year={2004}, volume={9 1}, pages={19-23} }