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Clinical Features of Cardiomyopathy in Acromegaly

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with acromegaly for evidence of acromegalic cardiomyopathy.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Endocrinology

Objective:

laboratory tests, severity, prognosis, stage, failure handling, when to refer, failure handling and therapy escalation

ICD-10:

I43.1, E22.0

Description:

Overproduction of growth hormone in acromegaly can result in a cardiomyopathy. Control of the underlying disease results in control of the heart disease. Failure to control progression of the cardiac disease increases morbidity and mortality.

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