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Cardiovascular consequences of cortisol excess

Whitworth, Judith A; Williamson, Paula M; Mangos, George; Kelly, John J


Cushing's syndrome is a consequence of primary or, more commonly, secondary oversecretion of cortisol. Cardiovascular disease is the major cause of morbidity and mortality in Cushing's syndrome, and excess risk remains even in effectively treated patients. The cardiovascular consequences of cortisol excess are protean and include, inter alia, elevation of blood pressure, truncal obesity, hyperinsulinemia, hyperglycemia, insulin resistance, and dyslipidemia. This review analyses the relationship...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2005-12
Type: Journal article
Source: Vascular Health and Risk Management
DOI: 10.2147/vhrm.2005.1.4.291


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