Dimitur Christov Raev

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OBJECTIVE To determine whether diastolic dysfunction preceded systolic dysfunction in the evolution of diabetic cardiopathy. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS A total of 157 young (mean age 26.6 years) cardiac asymptomatic type I diabetic patients and 54 age- and sex-matched healthy (nondiabetic) subjects were studied. The severity of diabetic complications(More)
Based on our recent reports that increased myocardial contractility has been found in newly diagnosed diabetic patients, and that diastolic (D) dysfunction precedes systolic (S) dysfunction, we suggested that the development of diabetic cardiopathy passes through the following stages: (I) increased myocardial contractility, (II) intact S and D function,(More)
Although the existence of “diabetic cardiopathy” is now undoubted, findings concerning the relationship between the clinical features of diabetes and left ventricular (LV) function are contradictory. The purpose of the present study was to investigate the influence of specific diabetic complications, consisting of retinopathy, nephropathy, and autonomic(More)
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