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Assessment of Cardiovascular System Abnormalities in Patients with Advanced Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Detailed Echocardiographic Analysis: A Prospective Study

SK Mishra, Amit Agarwal, Anand K Mishra,, Sudeep Kumar,

Citation Information : Mishra S, Agarwal A, Mishra, AK, Kumar, S. Assessment of Cardiovascular System Abnormalities in Patients with Advanced Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Detailed Echocardiographic Analysis: A Prospective Study. World J Endoc Surg 2017; 9 (2):46-50.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10002-1209

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Recognizing the paucity of data regarding the incidence of cardiovascular abnormalities in severe primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT), a prospective study was done for left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic function by echocardiography in patients with hyperparathyroidism (HPT) before surgery.

Materials and methods

A total of 18 consecutive patients with HPT and an equal number of age- and sex-matched controls were studied by two-dimensional and Doppler echocardiography.


Patients with HPT had higher systolic and diastolic blood pressures (BPs). Despite severe bone disease, nephropathy, and vitamin D deficiency, none had metastatic calcification in myocardium. There was no significant increase in LV systolic dimensions and volume, but decreased ejection fraction (EF) and significant diastolic dysfunction were observed.


Despite an asymptomatic cardiac status, there were decreased EF and significant diastolic dysfunction. The HPT patients despite having severe disease, did not have metastatic calcification.

How to cite this article

Mishra AK, Agarwal A, Kumar S, Mishra SK. Assessment of Cardiovascular System Abnormalities in Patients with Advanced Primary Hyperparathyroidism by Detailed Echocardiographic Analysis: A Prospective Study. World J Endoc Surg 2017;9(2):46-50.

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