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 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 8
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Journal Name: J Reprod Med
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.709-711
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes



To assess cardiac function in patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.


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.


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


Cardiac function is normal in patients with hypogonadotropic hypogonadism.