Association of waist circumference with impaired six-minute walk in type 2 diabetes mellitus is independent of cardiac function.

@article{Wang2016AssociationOW,
  title={Association of waist circumference with impaired six-minute walk in type 2 diabetes mellitus is independent of cardiac function.},
  author={Ying Wang and Hong Yang and Mark T Nolan and Kazuaki Negishi and John R Burgess and Thomas H Marwick},
  journal={Journal of diabetes and its complications},
  year={2016},
  volume={30 3},
  pages={542-4}
}
Subclinical left ventricular dysfunction has been associated with impaired exercise capacity in type 2 diabetes mellitus. In this community-based study of 274 asymptomatic T2DM patients (71±4 years, 55% men) with preserved ejection fraction, a comprehensive resting echocardiogram was performed to gather sensitive systolic and diastolic function parameters (including speckle tracking echocardiography), and a standard six-minute walk test was performed. Tertiles of increasing waist circumference… CONTINUE READING