© 2001

Growth Hormone And The Heart

  • Andrea Giustina
  • Filippo Manelli

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

Table of contents

  1. Back Matter
    Pages 211-216

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)