Journal article

Association between intrarenal arterial resistance and diastolic dysfunction in type 2 diabetes

Richard J MacIsaac, Merlin C Thomas, Sianna Panagiotopoulos, Trudy J Smith, Huming Hao, D Geoffrey Matthews, George Jerums, Louise M Burrell, Piyush M Srivastava

CARDIOVASCULAR DIABETOLOGY | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2008

Abstract

BACKGROUND: In comparison to the well established changes in compliance that occur at the large vessel level in diabetes, much less is known about the changes in compliance of the cardiovascular system at the end-organ level. The aim of this study was therefore to examine whether there was a correlation between resistance of the intrarenal arteries of the kidney and compliance of the left ventricle, as estimated by measurements of diastolic function, in subjects with type 2 diabetes. METHODS: We studied 167 unselected clinic patients with type 2 diabetes with a kidney duplex scan to estimate intrarenal vascular resistance, i.e. the resistance index (RI = peak systolic velocity-minimum diasto..

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