There is a growing body of evidence indicating that patients with adult GH deficiency (GHD) are characterized by a cluster of traditional and emerging cardiovascular risk factors and markers, which can significantly increase their cardiovascular morbidity and mortality possibly linked to aberrations in GH status. Patients with adult GHD present multiple different cardiovascular abnormalities. In addition, cardiovascular risk in adult GHD is increased due to altered body composition, abnormal lipid profile, insulin resistance and impaired glucose metabolism. Cardiovascular risk factors can be reversed, at least partially, after GH replacement. However, evidence on the effects of GH replacement on cardiovascular events and mortality is too limited in adult GHD patients. Aim of this review is to provide an at-a-glance overview of the role of the GH/IGF-I on the cardiovascular system and the state of art of the effects of GH replacement on cardiovascular system.

Cardiovascular alterations in adult GH deficiency / DI SOMMA, Carolina; Scarano, Elisabetta; Savastano, Silvia; Savanelli, MARIA CRISTINA; Pivonello, Rosario; Colao, Annamaria. - In: BAILLIERE'S BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH. CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM. - ISSN 1521-690X. - 31:1(2017), pp. 25-34-34. [10.1016/j.beem.2017.03.005]

Cardiovascular alterations in adult GH deficiency

DI SOMMA, CAROLINA;SCARANO, ELISABETTA;SAVASTANO, SILVIA;SAVANELLI, MARIA CRISTINA;PIVONELLO, ROSARIO;COLAO, ANNAMARIA
2017

Abstract

There is a growing body of evidence indicating that patients with adult GH deficiency (GHD) are characterized by a cluster of traditional and emerging cardiovascular risk factors and markers, which can significantly increase their cardiovascular morbidity and mortality possibly linked to aberrations in GH status. Patients with adult GHD present multiple different cardiovascular abnormalities. In addition, cardiovascular risk in adult GHD is increased due to altered body composition, abnormal lipid profile, insulin resistance and impaired glucose metabolism. Cardiovascular risk factors can be reversed, at least partially, after GH replacement. However, evidence on the effects of GH replacement on cardiovascular events and mortality is too limited in adult GHD patients. Aim of this review is to provide an at-a-glance overview of the role of the GH/IGF-I on the cardiovascular system and the state of art of the effects of GH replacement on cardiovascular system.
2017
Cardiovascular alterations in adult GH deficiency / DI SOMMA, Carolina; Scarano, Elisabetta; Savastano, Silvia; Savanelli, MARIA CRISTINA; Pivonello, Rosario; Colao, Annamaria. - In: BAILLIERE'S BEST PRACTICE & RESEARCH. CLINICAL ENDOCRINOLOGY & METABOLISM. - ISSN 1521-690X. - 31:1(2017), pp. 25-34-34. [10.1016/j.beem.2017.03.005]
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