Journal article

Evolution of Myocardial Dysfunction in Asymptomatic Patients at Risk of Heart Failure

Amera Halabi, Hilda Yang, Leah Wright, Elizabeth Potter, Huynh Quan, Kazuaki Negishi, Thomas H Marwick

JACC-CARDIOVASCULAR IMAGING | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVES: The determinants of changes in systolic and diastolic parameters in patients age >65 years, at risk of heart failure (HF), and with and without asymptomatic type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) was assessed by echocardiography. The association between metformin and myocardial function was also assessed. BACKGROUND: The increasing prevalence of T2DM will likely further fuel the epidemic of HF. Understanding the development or progression of left ventricular (LV) dysfunction may inform effective measures for HF prevention. METHODS: A total of 982 patients with at least one HF risk factor (hypertension, obesity, or T2DM) were recruited from 2 community-based populations and divided into ..

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