Diastolic dysfunction and diabetic cardiomyopathy: evaluation by Doppler echocardiography.

@article{Galderisi2006DiastolicDA,
  title={Diastolic dysfunction and diabetic cardiomyopathy: evaluation by Doppler echocardiography.},
  author={Maurizio Galderisi},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Cardiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={1548-51}
}
Doppler echocardiography has largely contributed to show the existence of a distinct diabetic cardiomyopathy. Several studies have pointed out the evidence of left ventricular (LV) remodeling and hypertrophy in alterations of both midwall systolic mechanics and LV diastolic filling in diabetes mellitus (DM), independent of the coexistence of concomitant risk factors. Further progress will be provided by new ultrasound technologies in this clinical setting. The combination of pulsed tissue… CONTINUE READING