Independent Associations of Glucose Status and Arterial Stiffness With Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction

@inproceedings{Hurk2012IndependentAO,
  title={Independent Associations of Glucose Status and Arterial Stiffness With Left Ventricular Diastolic Dysfunction},
  author={Katja van den Hurk and Marjan Alssema and Otto Kamp and Ronald M A Henry and Coen D A Stehouwer and Yvo Michiel Smulders and Giel Nijpels and Walter Paulus and Jacqueline M. Dekker},
  booktitle={Diabetes care},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate relative contributions of glucose status and arterial stiffness to markers of left ventricular (LV) systolic and diastolic dysfunction after 8 years of follow-up. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHODS In the population-based prospective Hoorn Study, 394 individuals with preserved LV systolic and diastolic function participated, of whom 87 had impaired glucose metabolism and 128 had type 2 diabetes. Measurements including arterial ultrasound and echocardiography were performed… CONTINUE READING

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