Journal article

Determinants of subclinical diabetic heart disease

ZY Fang, R Schull-Meade, M Downey, J Prins, TH Marwick

DIABETOLOGIA | SPRINGER | Published : 2005


AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: Subclinical left ventricular (LV) dysfunction has been shown by tissue Doppler and strain imaging in diabetic patients in the absence of coronary disease or LV hypertrophy, but the prevalence and aetiology of this finding remain unclear. This study sought to identify the prevalence and the determinants of subclinical diabetic heart disease. METHODS: A group of 219 unselected patients with type 2 diabetes without known cardiac disease underwent resting and stress echocardiography. After exclusion of coronary artery disease or LV hypertrophy, the remaining 120 patients (age 57+/-10 years, 73 male) were studied with tissue Doppler imaging. Peak systolic strain of each wall and ..

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