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

Erdogan D., Tukek T., Aral F., Oflaz H., Ozaydin M., Kocaman O., ...More

ANNALS OF NONINVASIVE ELECTROCARDIOLOGY, vol.9, no.1, pp.19-23, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


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).