Myocardial insulin resistance in patients with syndrome X.

  title={Myocardial insulin resistance in patients with syndrome X.},
  author={Hans Erik Botker and Niels Moller and Otto Schmitz and Jens Peder Bagger and Torsten Toftegaard Nielsen},
  journal={The Journal of clinical investigation},
  volume={100 8},
Insulin resistance is common in patients with angina pectoris, a positive exercise electrocardiogram, and normal coronary angiograms (syndrome X). It is still not known whether insulin resistance affects the cardiac muscle itself and, if so, whether insulin resistance involves myocardial hemodynamics and energy metabolism. We investigated hemodynamics as well as metabolite exchanges across the heart and the forearm in eight patients with syndrome X and eight control subjects during a baseline… CONTINUE READING


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