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J Endocrinol Invest. 2012 Jun;35(6):548-52. doi: 10.3275/7861. Epub 2011 Jul 12.

Prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in male and female patients with primary hyperparathyroidism.

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Division of General Surgery, Deparment of Surgery, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA.



To investigate the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors in patients with primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and to determine if they are gender specific.


This was a retrospective case control study. Three hundred and sixty-three men and women with PHPT and 363 age-, sex-, and body mass index (BMI)-matched controls with benign goiter were included in the study. We documented each patient's laboratory results along with the presence of any cardiovascular risk factors. Intra-operatively, the resected parathyroid adenomas were weighed and recorded. The data are expressed as the number of patients in each category and percentage of total patients in that group and the meanĀ±SD.


The prevalence of obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, Type 2 diabetes, and coronary artery disease (CAD) is higher in PHPT patients compared to the general New Jersey population and age-, sex-, and BMI-matched goiter patients. Male PHPT patients tended to be more obese and were found to have heavier parathyroid adenomas compared to female patients (p<0.05). Additionally, a higher percentage of male PHPT patients were found to have higher rates of CAD (11.5%) and Type 2 diabetes (23.0%) compared to female patients (5.80% and 10.9%, respectively, p<0.05).


There is a higher prevalence of metabolic disorders and CAD in PHPT patients. Male PHPT patients had larger parathyroid adenomas at the time of surgery and had a higher prevalence of obesity, Type 2 diabetes and CAD compared to female PHPT patients.

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