Effects of prediabetes and diabetes on left ventricular and coronary microvascular functions.

@article{Erdoan2013EffectsOP,
  title={Effects of prediabetes and diabetes on left ventricular and coronary microvascular functions.},
  author={Doğan Erdoğan and Habil Yucel and Bayram Ali Uysal and Ismail Hakkı Ersoy and Atilla Içli and Salaheddin Akçay and Akif Arslan and Fatih Aksoy and Mehmet Ozaydin and Mehmet Numan Tamer},
  journal={Metabolism: clinical and experimental},
  year={2013},
  volume={62 8},
  pages={1123-30}
}
BACKGROUND Coronary flow reserve (CFR) provides independent prognostic information in diabetic patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. However, there have been no substantial data to evaluate CFR in prediabetics. Accordingly, we aimed to evaluate CFR in subjects with prediabetes using second harmonic transthoracic Doppler echocardiography. METHODS AND RESULTS We measured CFR of 65 subjects with prediabetes, 45 patients with overt type 2 diabetes, and 43 sex and age matched… CONTINUE READING