Echocardiographic evaluation in patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism


Çelik Ş., Erdöl C., EREM C., BAYKAN M., GÖKÇE M., DURMUŞ İ.

J Reprod Med, vol.46, no.8, pp.709-711, 2001 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: J Reprod Med
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-711

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To assess cardiac function in patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.

STUDY DESIGN:

We studied heart structure and left ventricular systolic and diastolic function by echocardiography in 38 patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (34 men and 4 women, mean age 24 +/- 4 years) and in 30 healthy subjects (25 men and 5 women, mean age 22 +/- 3 years). Left ventricular end-diastolic diameter, end-systolic diameter, left ventricular septal wall thickness, posterior wall thickness and ejection fractions were measured by M-mode echocardiography. Parameters of mitral flow were measured by pulsed wave Doppler echocardiography.

RESULTS:

Between patients with and without hypogonadotropic hypogonadism, there were no significant differences in echocardiographic measurements.

CONCLUSION:

Cardiac function is normal in patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.