Alterations in left ventricular structure and function in type-1 diabetics: a focus on left atrial contribution to function.

@article{Peterson2006AlterationsIL,
  title={Alterations in left ventricular structure and function in type-1 diabetics: a focus on left atrial contribution to function.},
  author={Linda R Peterson and Alan D. Waggoner and Lisa de las Fuentes and Kenneth B. Schechtman and Janet B. McGill and Robert J. Gropler and Victor G. D{\'a}vila-Rom{\'a}n},
  journal={Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography : official publication of the American Society of Echocardiography},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 6},
  pages={749-55}
}
This study was designed to determine the effects of type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) on left ventricular (LV) and particularly left atrial (LA) structure and function. We evaluated 88 non-obese subjects: 44 with T1DM, 44 age- and gender-matched normal controls (age 39 +/- 11 years). LV and LA structure and function were quantified using two-dimensional echocardiography, pulse-wave Doppler, and tissue Doppler imaging, including early and late diastolic myocardial velocities (Em global and Am… CONTINUE READING