© 2001

Growth Hormone And The Heart

  • Andrea Giustina
  • Filippo Manelli

Part of the Endocrine Updates book series (ENDO, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Antonio Cittadini, Pamela S Douglas
    Pages 1-11
  3. Giovanni Lombardi, Annamaria Colao
    Pages 13-22
  4. Marco Losa, Klaus Von Werder
    Pages 33-43
  5. Filippo Manelli, Maurizio Volterrani, Roberto Lorusso, Giuseppe Romanelli, Andrea Giustina
    Pages 59-66
  6. Stefan D. Anker, Claus-Dieter Pfaum, Mariantonietta Cicoira, Christian J. Strasburger
    Pages 67-79
  7. Jörgen Isgaard, Bengt-Åke Bengtsson
    Pages 81-85
  8. Filippo Manelli, Maurizio Volterrani, Roberto Lorusso, Giuseppe Romanelli, Andrea Giustina
    Pages 87-96
  9. Maurizio Volterrani, Filippo Manelli, Andrea Giustina
    Pages 97-100
  10. Luigi Saccà, Antonio Cittadini, Serafino Fazio
    Pages 101-109
  11. Johannes D. Veldhuis, Arthur Weltman
    Pages 111-124
  12. Ettore C. Degli Uberti, Paola Franceschetti, Maria R. Ambrosio
    Pages 125-149
  13. Massimo Scacchi, Angela I. Pincelli, Francesco Cavagnini
    Pages 151-163
  14. Grace Y. W. Kam, Troels Wolthers, Ken K. Y. Ho
    Pages 165-174
  15. William B. Wehrenberg, Lisa K. Conley, Filippo Manelli, Andrea Giustina
    Pages 175-182
  16. Marc Y Donath, Juergen Zapf
    Pages 183-193
  17. Vittorio Locatelli, Giuseppe Rossoni, Antonio Torsello, Micaela Bernareggi, Elena Bresciani, Vito De Gennaro Colonna et al.
    Pages 195-206

About this book


Growth Hormone and the Heart endeavors to bring together knowledge that has been accumulated in the area of GH and the heart, from basic to clinical studies, by research groups working on this topic throughout the world. Lessons from different experimental models and from several human diseases (acromegaly, adult GH deficiency, heart failure) suggest to endocrinologists and cardiologists that GH may not only have a role in the physiology and pathophysiology of heart function, but that GH itself may have a place in the treatment of primary heart diseases (such as dilated cardiomyopathy) or of cardiac complications of hypopituitarism.
Growth Hormone and the Heart will be a useful update of the research produced in the field of cardiovascular endocrinology. The Editors also hope that this book will serve as the primary step in the recognition of the wide physiological and clinical significance of GH and heart interactions.


cardiac function cardiovascular growth factor homeostasis hormone resistance

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrea Giustina
    • 1
  • Filippo Manelli
    • 1
  1. 1.Endocrine Section Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of BresciaItaly

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Growth Hormone And The Heart
  • Editors Andrea Giustina
  • Series Title Endocrine Updates
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-7212-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-5624-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4615-1579-1
  • Series ISSN 1566-0729
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIII, 216
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Diabetes
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`The text is clearly written, each chapter referenced up to 1999.'
Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, 15:4 (2002)