Abstract OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and with specific heart and vascular abnormalities. The aim of our study was to investigate arterial stiffness using the ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) and symmetric AASI (Sym-AASI), two indexes derived from 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), in a group of normotensive and hypertensive patients with active acromegaly, compared with normotensive controls (NOR-CTR) or hypertensive controls (HYP-CTR). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ninety-six consecutive patients with active acromegaly (46 males, mean age 49±14 years) underwent 24-h ABPM and evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors. Based on ABPM measurement, acromegalic patients were divided into 64 normotensive (normotensive acromegalic patients (NOR-ACRO)) and 32 hypertensive (hypertensive acromegalic patients (HYP-ACRO)) patients, and were compared with 35 normotensive (NOR-CTR) and 34 hypertensive (HYP-CTR) age-, sex,- and ABPM-matched control subjects. RESULTS: The AASI and Sym-AASI indexes were significantly higher in acromegalic patients than in controls, either in the normotensive (NOR-ACRO vs NOR-CTR, P<0.0001 for AASI and P=0.005 for Sym-AASI) or in the hypertensive (HYP-ACRO vs HYP-CTR, P=0.01 for AASI and P=0.01 for Sym-AASI) group. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed a significant association of the highest AASI tertile with serum IGF1 (P=0.034) in the whole acromegalic group. CONCLUSION: AASIs are increased in acromegaly, independent of blood pressure (BP) elevation, and may have an important role in predicting cardiovascular risk in this disease.

Ambulatory Arterial Stiffness Indexes in Acromegaly.

GRILLO, ANDREA;CARRETTA, RENZO;FABRIS, BRUNO;MACALUSO, LOREDANA;BARDELLI, MORENO;
2012-01-01

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Abstract OBJECTIVE: Acromegaly is associated with increased cardiovascular morbidity and mortality and with specific heart and vascular abnormalities. The aim of our study was to investigate arterial stiffness using the ambulatory arterial stiffness index (AASI) and symmetric AASI (Sym-AASI), two indexes derived from 24-h ambulatory blood pressure monitoring (ABPM), in a group of normotensive and hypertensive patients with active acromegaly, compared with normotensive controls (NOR-CTR) or hypertensive controls (HYP-CTR). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Ninety-six consecutive patients with active acromegaly (46 males, mean age 49±14 years) underwent 24-h ABPM and evaluation of cardiovascular risk factors. Based on ABPM measurement, acromegalic patients were divided into 64 normotensive (normotensive acromegalic patients (NOR-ACRO)) and 32 hypertensive (hypertensive acromegalic patients (HYP-ACRO)) patients, and were compared with 35 normotensive (NOR-CTR) and 34 hypertensive (HYP-CTR) age-, sex,- and ABPM-matched control subjects. RESULTS: The AASI and Sym-AASI indexes were significantly higher in acromegalic patients than in controls, either in the normotensive (NOR-ACRO vs NOR-CTR, P<0.0001 for AASI and P=0.005 for Sym-AASI) or in the hypertensive (HYP-ACRO vs HYP-CTR, P=0.01 for AASI and P=0.01 for Sym-AASI) group. Multiple logistic regression analysis showed a significant association of the highest AASI tertile with serum IGF1 (P=0.034) in the whole acromegalic group. CONCLUSION: AASIs are increased in acromegaly, independent of blood pressure (BP) elevation, and may have an important role in predicting cardiovascular risk in this disease.
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