Diabetes, gender, and left ventricular structure in African-Americans: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study

BACKGROUND Cardiovascular risk associated with diabetes may be partially attributed to left ventricular structural abnormalities. However, the relations between left ventricular structure and diabetes have not been extensively studied in African-Americans. METHODS We studied 514 male and 965 female African-Americans 51 to 70 years old, in whom… (More)