Skip Navigation
Skip to contents

Endocrinol Metab : Endocrinology and Metabolism


Author index

Page Path
Hui-Jeong Hwang  (Hwang HJ) 1 Article
Adrenal gland
Acromegaly with Normal Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Levels and Congestive Heart Failure as the First Clinical Manifestation
Hyae Min Lee, Sun Hee Lee, In-Ho Yang, In Kyoung Hwang, You Cheol Hwang, Kyu Jeung Ahn, Ho Yeon Chung, Hui-Jeong Hwang, In-Kyung Jeong
Endocrinol Metab. 2015;30(3):395-401.   Published online December 9, 2014
  • 3,867 View
  • 42 Download
  • 7 Web of Science
  • 4 Crossref
AbstractAbstract PDFPubReader   

The leading cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with acromegaly is cardiovascular complications. Myocardial exposure to excessive growth hormone can cause ventricular hypertrophy, hypertension, arrhythmia, and diastolic dysfunction. However, congestive heart failure as a result of systolic dysfunction is observed only rarely in patients with acromegaly. Most cases of acromegaly exhibit high levels of serum insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1). Acromegaly with normal IGF-1 levels is rare and difficult to diagnose. Here, we report a rare case of an acromegalic patient whose first clinical manifestation was severe congestive heart failure, despite normal IGF-1 levels. We diagnosed acromegaly using a glucose-loading growth hormone suppression test. Cardiac function and myocardial hypertrophy improved 6 months after transsphenoidal resection of a pituitary adenoma.


Citations to this article as recorded by  
  • Risk of Neurodegenerative Diseases in Patients With Acromegaly
    Sangmo Hong, Kyungdo Han, Kyung-Soo Kim, Cheol-Young Park
    Neurology.2022;[Epub]     CrossRef
  • Levels of Serum IGF-1, HCY, and Plasma BNP in Patients with Chronic Congestive Heart Failure and Their Relationship with Cardiac Function and Short-Term Prognosis
    Zhengyi Hu, Leifang Mao, Ling Wang, Weiguo Li
    Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine.2022; 2022: 1.     CrossRef
  • Neurofibromatosis Type 1 with Concurrent Multiple Endocrine Disorders: Adenomatous Goiter, Primary Hyperparathyroidism, and Acromegaly
    Shigemitsu Yasuda, Ikuo Inoue, Akira Shimada
    Internal Medicine.2021; 60(15): 2451.     CrossRef
  • Metformin stimulates IGFBP-2 gene expression through PPARalpha in diabetic states
    Hye Suk Kang, Ho-Chan Cho, Jae-Ho Lee, Goo Taeg Oh, Seung-Hoi Koo, Byung-Hyun Park, In-Kyu Lee, Hueng-Sik Choi, Dae-Kyu Song, Seung-Soon Im
    Scientific Reports.2016;[Epub]     CrossRef
Close layer

Endocrinol Metab : Endocrinology and Metabolism