Table 2

Other diseases that affect cardiac structure

DiabetesImpairment of systolic and diastolic cardiac function
Chronic hypothyroidismImpairment of systolic and diastolic cardiac function, pericardial effusion
AcromegalyLeft ventricular hypertrophy
HyperparathyroidismValvular and myocardial calcification
Chronic renal failureValvular calcification, left ventricular hypertrophy and reduced function, pericardial thickening and effusion