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Cardiovascular effects of parathyroid hormone: a study in healthy subjects and normotensive patients with mild primary hyperparathyroidism.
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PMID:  10843158     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The aim of the study was to evaluate: 1) the cardiovascular function and the autonomic drive to the heart in patients affected by primary hyperparathyroidism (pHPT) with no evidence of renal and cardiovascular complications; 2) the cardiovascular effects of acute administration of PTH in normal subjects. In 14 patients affected by mild asymptomatic pHPT echocardiographic assessment of cardiovascular function and of the mechanic properties of the brachial and carotid artery, heart rate variability and the dispersion of QT interval were performed before and 6 months after successful surgery. Twenty age- and sex-matched healthy subjects were included in the study. Five healthy volunteers underwent a single blind, placebo-controlled, random order, cross-over study with infusion of PTH (hPTH 1-34, 200 U in saline over 5 min) or placebo. Echocardiographic assessment of cardiovascular function, heart rate variability, and QT interval were performed between 20 and 25 min after the start of the infusion and repeated after 15 min of tilting at 60 degrees. In pHPT patients the echocardiographic parameters were normal; left ventricular isovolumetric relaxation time was always in the normal range, but significantly shorter than in control subjects, suggesting an increased sympathetic stimulation. Arterial diameters and thickness, blood pressure, and QT interval were not significantly different with respect to normal subjects and were unchanged 6 months after surgery. pHPT patients lacked the circadian rhythm of the low frequency to high frequency ratio, suggesting an increased sympathetic drive to the heart at nighttime. In normal subjects there were no significant differences in basal echocardiographic measurements during PTH infusion with respect to placebo and in the hemodynamic response to tilt. These results suggest that cardiovascular function is substantially normal in normotensive pHPT patients with mild hypercalcemia. A modulation of the adrenergic control of circulation seems to be associated with hypercalcemia and/or chronic PTH excess, but its biological relevance needs further investigations.
G Barletta; M L De Feo; R Del Bene; C Lazzeri; S Vecchiarino; G La Villa; M L Brandi; F Franchi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Clinical Trial; Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0021-972X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab.     Publication Date:  2000 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-06-16     Completed Date:  2000-06-16     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0375362     Medline TA:  J Clin Endocrinol Metab     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1815-21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Cardiovascular Echography Unit, Azienda Ospedaliera Careggi, Firenze, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Blood Pressure / physiology*
Brachial Artery / physiology,  physiopathology
Calcium / blood
Cardiac Output
Carotid Arteries / physiology,  physiopathology
Circadian Rhythm
Cross-Over Studies
Hemodynamics* / physiology*
Hyperparathyroidism / physiopathology*
Middle Aged
Parathyroid Hormone / blood*
Reference Values
Single-Blind Method
Vascular Resistance
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Parathyroid Hormone; 7440-70-2/Calcium

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