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Left Ventricular Remodeling in Diabetic Patients with and without Hypertension

Author(s): Dr. Ashraf Mohammed Anwar

Journal: Journal of Diabetes & Metabolism
ISSN 2155-6156

Volume: 1;
Issue: 2;
Date: 2010;
Original page

Keywords: Diabetes mellitus | Left ventricular mass | Left ventricular hypertrophy

Aim: The current study was designed to assess left ventricular (LV) mass in patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) using 2-dimensional echocardiography (2DE). Subjects and methods: The study included 165 patients (mean age 56.5 ± 12.5 years, 69.7% males) divided into 3 equal groups. I: included patients with DM only, II: included patients with hypertension only and III: included patients with both. Additional 35 normal subjects were added as control group. LV dimensions, wall thickness, systolic function and mass were assessed by 2DE. Results: Compared to normal’s, Group I and Group III patients showed significant increase of LV dimensions, wall thickness and mass (all p
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