Cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with adrenal adenomas and excess cortisol secretionGuido Di Dalmazi, Valentina Vicennati, Silvia Garelli, et al. Cardiovascular events and mortality in patients with adrenal incidentalomas that are either non-secreting or associated with intermediate phenotype or subclinical Cushing’s syndrome: a 15-year retrospective study. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014;2:396-405.
Effects of cortisol levels on mortality rates in patients with adrenal adenomasMiguel Debono, Mike Bradburn, Matthew Bull, Barney Harrison, Richard J. Ross, John Newell-Price. Cortisol as a marker for increased mortality in patients with incidental adrenocortical adenomas. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(12):4462-4470.
Increased cardiovascular disease risk in patients with hypercortisolismValentina Morelli, Giuseppe Reimondo, Roberta Giordano, et al. Long-term follow-up in adrenal incidentalomas: an Italian multicenter study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2014;99(3):827-834.
Family: Married for more than a decade with 2 young children
Career: History major and aspiring teacher
Medical History: Thyroid nodule removal surgery, medication for symptoms; considering pituitary adenoma removal surgery
Family: Married for 41 years with a son and granddaughter
Career: Collegiate athletics and YMCA
Medical History: Heart attack, kidney disease
Treatment History: Medication for symptoms, heart and kidney medications, kidney removal surgery, hospitalization for fluid retention
Career: Customer service representative for a telecommunications company
Medical History: Type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, pituitary adenomas, recurrent Cushing syndrome
Treatment History: Insulin medication, antihypertensive medication, pituitary adenoma removal surgery